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Universities in Heredia

Universidad Latina - Heredia

The Universidad Latina - Heredia is a highly regarded private university and part of the Laureate International Universities network. The campus is made up of a number of buildings interspersed with sun-lit courtyards, green spaces and quiet tropical gardens.

Founded in 1985 as the Universidad Internacional de Costa Rica, the school's undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. Today, the school offers undergraduate courses in a wide area of practical sciences, education, and business-related fields. The university also has a metropolitan campus in the capital city of San José, located 15-30 minutes by bus or car away from the central campus in Heredia.

The Universidad Latina strives to make education accessible to both the traditional full-time student and the non-traditional working student. Generous scholarship and finance programs make undergraduate education easily available to most motivated students. The university's enrollment is currently growing at a rate of about twenty percent a year, a formidable testimony of the school's value and quality.


Custom Programs in Heredia

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Heredia
  • Service-learning and/or internships