Costa Rica Study Abroad Program 2018

Costa Rica

Immerse yourself in Spanish language and Costa Rican culture in Heredia, Costa Rica, the “City of Flowers.” Practice your Spanish with your Costa Rican host family, study at a Costa Rican language school, and travel to explore the natural beauty and biodiversity in the surrounding cities and national parks. 


Course Description

SPAN 2065/The New Urban Jungle of Costa Rica: Growth and Expansion

(Fulfills HU & DC requirements)

This course has both a culture and a language component. In the culture component, students will investigate the various influences that have made Costa Rican urban growth among the most rapid in the Central American region. This portion of the course is taught in English. In the language component, students will develop their Spanish-language skills during classes at a local language school.


Planned Excursions

  • Heredia, Costa Rica
  • San José
  • Manual Antonio
  • Volcán Arenal
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest

Tentative Dates

May 4 to May 21, 2018

Program begins on campus prior to departure date.  On-campus dates TBA.


Anticipated cost

$2,600 * (plus tuition)
Includes meals, lodging, transportation and excursions.

Students are encouraged take advantage of the many scholarships and grants available for study abroad programs:

UCBA Scholarships & Grants
External Scholarships

*price is tentative


Program Leader

Brian Hunter, Spanish

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