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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/29/2021 06/26/2021

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: Architecture, Art, Business (Economics), Business (General), Communication, Community Health Promotion, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Health Science, History, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Law, Photography, Plant Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Program Duration: 4-8 Weeks Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

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San José, Costa Rica
Spend a summer in the mellow and breathtaking city of San José, Costa Rica with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options and earn up to 10 credits at Veritas University, one of the most highly regarded private universities in Latin America. The university’s urban campus is just a short drive from lush rainforests, volcanos, endearing sloths and stunning coastlines.

Courses are taught in English and Spanish with no previous Spanish language study required.

Program options include Spanish Language and Latin American Culture Program, Spanish for Health Care Professionals and Health Care Electives Program and Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Sciences Program.

Live in a homestay within walking distance of campus where you will have your own bedroom. Your host family will provide a weekly laundry wash and will also provide you with breakfast and dinner daily.

Cultural and social activities will include:
  • Walking tours of San José
  • Costa Rican cooking classes
  • Visits to local museums and historical sites
  • Dance lessons
  • 3-day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park, where you will explore some of the most beautiful beaches on the Central Pacific coast
An optional, 2-day excursion to the great Arenal Volcano and hot springs spa is also available.
 
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Over 50% of our participants receive financial support from AIFS!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.