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Academic Programs in Heredia

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Academic Year

Year programs are open to beginning through advanced level students. During this program students can enroll in a variety of Spanish Language courses, business courses in English and Latin American Studies courses instructed in Spanish. In addition, advanced-level students can enroll in courses with locals instructed in Spanish in a variety of subject areas. Beginning level students are required to enroll in Beginning Spanish, but Intermediate and Advanced students can take all of their courses in English if so desired. Courses are taken with local and international students.

Semester / Trimester

The semester program is open to students of all levels of Spanish proficiency, beginning to advanced. During this program students can enroll in a variety of Spanish Language courses, business courses in English and Latin American Studies courses instructed in Spanish. In addition, advanced-level students can enroll in courses with locals instructed in Spanish in a variety of subject areas. Beginning level students are required to enroll in Beginning Spanish, but Intermediate and Advanced students can take all of their courses in English if so desired. Courses are taken with local and international students.

Summer

The summer program at the Universidad Latina is designed for students at the intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish. It is ideal for students who need to complete a full 90 hours of Spanish language instruction during the 5-week session in order to earn six credit hours or nine quarter units of Spanish. Students may conveniently select from two sets of summer dates. Students are placed into a language level according to the number of semesters/quarters of college-level Spanish they have previously taken. The classroom environment is made up of ISA and international students.

Service-Learning/Internship

ISA is committed to offering students opportunities to go beyond the classroom and participate in a service-learning program while abroad.

ISA Service-Learning partners with local organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Service-learning programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. These programs encourage personal and professional growth, increase language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Credit may be awarded through a student's home university or from Carroll College.

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This option allows students to combine summer programs.