Semester / Trimester

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Arts and Design Courses with Locals - Universidad Veritas

The Arts and Design Courses with Locals semester program at the Universidad Veritas is open to students at the high-advanced Spanish level. Students will choose a total of 4 courses from the following categories: Courses with Costa Ricans, Language Modules, and/or General Electives. Students may choose any combination to complete their 4 choices as long as scheduling permits; however, students MUST take at least one course with locals. The Language Modules are 4 weeks long, while the General Electives are 12 weeks. All courses with locals last for the entire semester. For an extra fee, and if schedules allow, students may take a fifth course. Students who do not place into the high-advanced level on the mandatory Veritas University placement exam will not be eligible for this program and must switch into the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Studies program.

Students may also add a San Jose Intensive Month program to a Semester/Year program in Costa Rica for a discounted price.

Spring 3 2014Jan 4, 2014 to Apr 26, 2014ISJS3214$9,975Program in Progress
Fall 3 2014Sep 6, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJF3214$9,975Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 2 2015Early Jan, 2015 to Late Apr, 2015ISJS3215TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

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Business, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies - Universidad Latina - San Pedro

The Business, Spanish Language and Latin American Studies program leverages the strengths of the Universidad Latina - San Pedro, a Laureate university and a respected institution in the region, and is designed to be a program for students wanting to take Spanish language courses, international business courses in English, and also a variety of courses with locals instructed in Spanish (for advanced level students).

Electives courses are typically 45 hours each, while language courses are 45 – 120 hours. Students are placed into a language level based on the number of semesters/quarters of college-level Spanish previously taken. Please note that some courses with locals may be instructed in the evening.

Gap students are also eligible for this program.

Spring 1 2014Jan 11, 2014 to Apr 26, 2014ISJS3114$8,700Program in Progress

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Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish - Universidad Veritas

This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish proficiency. It is designed for students wishing to expand their knowledge of health care practices abroad while improving their Spanish.

This program provides students with the opportunity to gain both classroom and practical, hands-on communication experience. Students may also enroll in courses offered in any of the courses offered in the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies program to complete their total enrollment. A placement exam will be taken to determine language level.

During the fall, students can select to add an intensive month of Spanish prior to the beginning of the program as a packaged option. Students who wish to do so should select the Fall 4A option. Throughout the Winter 4 or Fall 4B programs students may participate in up to three 80-hour Spanish language courses and must take at least one Health Care elective course instructed in English. During the Fall 4A program students will take the same, but will also enroll in one additional intensive Spanish course.

Language courses are held in the morning while elective courses are held in the afternoon. There may be weekend or afternoon field trips associated with health care courses.

Fall 4A 2014Aug 30, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJF1514$11,700Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 4B 2014Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJF1314$9,300Currently Accepting Applications!
Winter 3 2015Early Jan, 2015 to Late Mar, 2015ISJW1215TBA Currently Accepting Applications!

Internship with Spanish Language & Courses in Multiple Disciplines - Universidad Veritas

During this 12-week program students will complete the following:

  • 1 80 contact hour Spanish Language course
  • 1 eight week internship
  • Either one or two electives (48 or 60 hour courses) - these electives can be instructed in English or in Spanish.*

*Please note that if a student elects to take only one elective it must be one of the 60 hour electives.

The eight-week internships are offered through the Universidad Veritas for academic credit for a total of 192 hours (approximately 3 semester credits.) Internships are available in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Social Work

Students must be at the advanced level of Spanish proficiency to be accepted into the program.

Students will be placed into organizations and businesses such as the following (please note these are just examples):

  • Architecture Firm
  • Hotel
  • Law Firm
  • Travel Agency
  • Day Care Center
  • Orphanage
  • Public Schools
  • Film Production Office
  • Graphic Design Office
  • Foreign Affairs Offce
  • International Relations Organization
  • Elderly Care Center

Please inquire with the Costa Rica Site Specialist, Justin Maniar, regarding the placement process and specific placement information.

Students must submit the following to be accepted into the program:
1) A letter of intent - indicating in what field the student would like to be placed, previous experience, goals, etc.
2) Resume/CV

Once accepted through ISA the student will have to complete the following:

1) Language interview to verify level of Spanish;

2) Interview with Internship Coordinator at the Universidad Veritas (approximately 30 minutes in English and Spanish);

3) A possible interview with the host organization or company.

Please note: ISA requires that students have backup courses selected and flexibility in the event of scheduling conflicts with courses and the hours required for the internship placement.

A placement is not guaranteed. If a student is not accepted into a placement, he/she must switch programs, which may incur additional expenses.

Spring 6 2014Mar 30, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014ISJS1314$8,950Program in Progress
Fall 6 2014Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJF1414$8,950Currently Accepting Applications!
Winter 5 2015Early Jan, 2015 to Late Mar, 2015ISJW1315TBA Closed, Not Accepting Applications.
Spring 5 2015Late Mar, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015ISJS1315TBA Closed, Not Accepting Applications.

Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies - Universidad Veritas

Students may complete up to three courses of college level Spanish as well as additional electives in various fields during one twelve-week session in Costa Rica. Several of the electives offered are taught in Spanish (for advanced level Spanish speakers), and others are taught in English. Another great advantage of this program is that language courses are four weeks long. Students can complete an intensive Spanish language course in four weeks and then move on to a higher level Spanish class. Students are entitled to enroll in a total of four courses (combination of electives and four-week language courses). All classes are at the Universidad Veritas with American and other international students. A placement exam is required to determine language level.

* Students may also add a San José Intensive Month program to a Semester/Year program in Costa Rica for a discounted price.

Spring 2A 2014Mar 1, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014ISJS1214$11,500Program in Progress
Spring 2B 2014Mar 30, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014ISJS1114$9,100Program in Progress
Spring 5 2014 (Spring 2B + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)Mar 30, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014ISJES1114$11,100Program in Progress
Fall 2A 2014Aug 30, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJF1214$11,500Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 2B 2014Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJF1114$9,100Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 5 2014 (Fall 2B + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014ISJEF1114$10,850Currently Accepting Applications!
Winter 1 2015Early Jan, 2015 to Late Mar, 2015ISJW1115TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 1A 2015Early Mar, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015ISJS1215TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 1B 2015Late Mar, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015ISJS1115TBA Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 4 2015 (Spring 1B + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)Late Mar, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015ISJES1115TBA Currently Accepting Applications!