Earn up to 10 credits when you study with AIFS in San José, Costa Rica. Students can begin or advance their Spanish language study while taking elective courses in English for a 4, 5 or 8 week session. Live in a homestay and enjoy cultural activities such as walking tours of the city, Costa Rican cooking classes, and visits to local museums, markets and historical sites. A 3-day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park is included, and an optional 2-day excursion to Arenal Volcano and hot springs is available.
AIFS is recognized as the premium provider of study abroad programs. Our all-inclusive program fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Offering more than$800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support each year!
“We bring the world together”
PLEASE BE AWARE that not all short-term programs through AIFS have been approved for transfer credit. Check with your academic advisor to determine whether the credits will transfer, and check with AIFS to make sure that the credits will be issued on a transcript from the overseas institution (not a "school of record"). If you are not earning academic credit, you will not be eligible for financial aid from ISU. If you opt for ISU independent study credit, you will be paying both the AIFS program costs as well as ISU tuition and fees for the number of credits you'll earn.