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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ernberger, Monica Program Director: Ernberger, Monica
Housing Options: Homestay Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Host Country Language: Spanish
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: AIFS
ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:

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San José, Costa Rica
  • Earn up to 23 credits per semester studying abroad in Costa Rica; no previous Spanish language study is required.
  • Live in a Costa Rican homestay.
  • Choose one of three available programs: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Science Program | Certificate of Knowledge Program | Spanish Language and Internship Program (with additional criteria/requirements).
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as walking tours, film club, illustrators club, a visit to the Teatro Nacional, cooking class, visits to local museums and markets and more; volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • Trips include a 3-day excursion to Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs Spa and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a 3-day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park and a day trip to tour a coffee plantation and visit La Marta Wildlife Refuge.
  • Optional excursions include a 2-day Sarapiquí hiking and rafting trip ($215) and 3-day visit to Granada, Nicaragua ($575).
  • Tuition and transcripts provided by the Universidad Veritas.
  • This program is available to high school graduates for Gap Year participation.
 
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
   
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.
 
     
 

 




AIFS funding information: http://www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.asp