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 will have the privilege of choosing their course of study at a variety of well respected universities in Costa Rica.

ISA Winter Programs in Costa Rica

San Jose – Spanish Language & Latin American Culture

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 7 July 2018 to 4 August 2018
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2018
  • Cost: $3,650 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website

San Jose – Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 7 July 2018 to 11 August 2018
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2018
  • Cost: $4,650 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website

San Jose – Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 7 July 2018 to 11 August 2018
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2018
  • Cost: $4,650 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website

Santa Cruz – Spanish Language & Latin American Literature

  • University: Universidad Veritas
  • Dates: 30 June 2018 to 4 August 2018
  • Application Deadline: 25 April 2018
  • Cost: $4,250 USD
  • Learn more on the ISA website