Academic Programs in San José
Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:
San José year programs can offer courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are with international students. However, students taking advanced courses have the option to take classes with Costa Rican students.
Semester programs in San José offer courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students may choose to take classes with Costa Rican students or classes with international students.
Trimester programs in San José offer courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. Classes are taken with international students.
San José summer programs offer courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are taken with international students.
San José Intensive Month programs offer courses at all levels - beginning to advanced. Classes are taken with international students.
Experiential Learning Abroad Programs (ELAP), the service learning and internship division of International Studies Abroad (ISA), offers structured service learning and internship placements year-round, in a variety of fields, yielding valuable personal and professional experience.
ELAP is an enriching experience for students who are seeking to contribute to an organization's responsibilities and mission while simultaneously learning about themselves in an unfamiliar, and at times, challenging environment. In addition to working in a host organization, students will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities. Programs are offered in the following countries: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Peru, South Korea, and Spain.
ISA Custom Programs are developed in partnership with U.S. universities to offer students unique course options. Cultural activities and excursions, program dates and duration, and academics vary by program. Studying abroad with U.S. university students and faculty fosters a cohesive group dynamic with additional support of ISA staff in the U.S. and abroad.