ISA established its study abroad program in Costa Rica in 1998 at a time when this peaceful Central American country was becoming a premiere destination for study abroad students. The allure of Costa Rica for American students studying abroad can be attributed to numerous factors, including its impressive biodiversity, stunning natural beauty, environmental awareness, top-notch universities offering diverse academic courses, and great opportunities for adventure and ecotourism.

The variety of outdoor recreation activities provides endless possibilities to experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Outdoor enthusiasts will find challenges on the various trails winding through mountains, rain forests, and up volcanoes. The miles of beautiful Costa Rican coastline support an underwater ecology as diverse and spectacular as the landscape. In Costa Rica’s cosmopolitan capital city, San José, you will find a large number of excellent museums, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, and dance clubs.

Also significant is Costa Rica’s clean form of Spanish and excellent language programs. ISA study abroad students have the privilege of choosing their course of study at a variety of well respected universities in Costa Rica.

ISA Summer Programs in Costa Rica

San Jose – Intensive Spanish Language – December 2017

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 26 November 2017 to 22 December 2017
  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2017
  • Cost: $2,900 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website

San Jose – Intensive Spanish Language – January

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 6 January 2018 to 3 February 2018
  • Application Deadline: 1 November 2017
  • Cost: $2,950 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website

San Jose – Intensive Spanish Language – February

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 4 February 2018 to 3 March 2018
  • Application Deadline: 15 December 2017
  • Cost: $2,950 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website