San José


Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish - Universidad Veritas

This program is designed for students at all levels of the Spanish language who wish to increase their Spanish proficiency with particular focus on health care and medical terminology. During this 5 week program students will participate in an 80 hour intensive Spanish for Health Professionals course which combines classroom work with hands-on communication experience. Students will also complete an elective in English related to a health care topic.

Please note that students who wish to take ONLY the 80 hour Spanish for Health Professionals course should enroll in the ISA Summer 3 program.

Summer 5 2014May 24, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014ISJU1714$4,500Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Summer 6 2014Jul 5, 2014 to Aug 9, 2014ISJU1514$4,500Currently Accepting Applications!

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Internship - Universidad Veritas

During this eight-week summer program, ISA students will have the unique opportunity to complete an internship in a variety of fields for academic credit through the Universidad Veritas. The internship requires 192 hours and students will receive approximately 3 semester credits after successful completion of the internship. Students must place into the advanced Spanish level by the time the internship begins.

During the internship, students will be evaluated by an Universidad Veritas faculty member and will have to complete presentations and reflections on the experience.

Internships are available in the following fields:

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

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

Summer 9 2014May 31, 2014 to Jul 26, 2014ISJU1814$4,700Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA

Spanish Language & Latin American Culture - Universidad Veritas

During the Spanish Language & Latin American Culture program students will complete one 80 hour course per summer session. Most courses focus on Spanish language instruction, but there are also several courses designed for more advanced Spanish students. Summer 3 offers Spanish for Health Professionals which is available only to students who are majoring in one of the following areas: pre-med, nursing, pharmacy, microbiology, and other health professions. Classes are at Veritas University with American and other international students.

This program is open to Gap Year Students.

Summer 3 2014May 31, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014ISJU1314$4,250Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Summer 8 2014 (Summer 3 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)May 31, 2014 to Jul 26, 2014ISJEU1314$6,250Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Summer 4 2014Jul 5, 2014 to Aug 2, 2014ISJU1414$4,250Currently Accepting Applications!

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Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies - Universidad Veritas

This program is open to all levels of Spanish speakers. Students will choose one language course and one elective taught either in English or in Spanish. All classes are at the Universidad Veritas and are taught by host university faculty. Classmates are other international students.

Gap students are also eligible for this program.

Summer 7 2014Jul 5, 2014 to Aug 9, 2014ISJU1614$4,700Currently Accepting Applications!
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