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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/01/2024
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Rolling Admission 07/20/2024 11/20/2024
Academic Year 2024-2025 04/01/2024
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Miranda Behrends, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Miranda Behrends, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: Advertising/Public Relations, Agri, Food & Life Sciences, Architecture, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business (Accounting), Business (Economics), Business (Finance), Business (General), Business (Mktg & Logistics), Chemistry, Childhood Education, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, European Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Health Science, History, Human Resource & Workforce Dev, Humanities, International Relations, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Law, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Plant Science, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation & Sport Management, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Wildlife Habitat
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $2,000/semester
Housing Options: Homestay COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (IFSA); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
Program Description:

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Study Abroad in COSTA RICA
Universidad Naciona



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About the Program

Nestled between mountains, Heredia offers a unique Latin American experience. You'll find great academic opportunities at top-ranked Universidad Nacional, all within the reach of ecological sites, national parks, beautiful beaches, and nearby hiking trails. So, sit back and enjoy a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee as you embrace the Pura Vida.

About Heredia
Heredia offers a small town feel, yet close to big-city attractions. Located in central Costa Rica Heredia is known throughout the world for its coffee plantations and volcanic national parks. Visit tropical forests, picture-perfect waterfalls and gleaming rivers that surround the area. 

Program Benefits
  • Universidad Nacional combines excellent academics with extensive opportunities to get involved in campus life and the surrounding community
  • Join an exciting, diverse student body in smaller class sizes at an innovative university
  • Take advantage of special concentrations that focus on teacher education and environmental studies
  • You may cross-enroll in a variety of departments and take classes with Costa Rican students
  • Academic tutors available throughout the semester
  • Great program for ecology and environmental studies majors
  • Live and learn in one of the safest countries in Central America, a place with a small town feel and an outstanding natural environment
  • Great location to increase Spanish proficiency, and immerse in the local culture

Scholarships
IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278
800.858.0229
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org