San José

Universities in San José

  • Universidad Veritas
  • ELAP in San José
  • Universidad Latina - San Pedro
  • Custom Programs in San Jose

Universidad Veritas

La Universidad de Veritas where ISA students attend class.
La Universidad de Veritas where ISA students attend class.

The Universidad Veritas was one of the first private universities in Costa Rica. A fully-accredited university, Veritas is a dynamic and progressive institution, focusing on Spanish Language education, media arts, architecture and design.

The Collegium Veritas, created in 1976, was one of the four founding schools of the first private university in Costa Rica. After demonstrating an exceptionally high level of academics for eighteen years, the Universidad Veritas became an accredited institution. The university is committed to offering the best in academics while also responding to the practical demands of its students and society. The university is renowned in Costa Rica for its design, art, architecture and photography programs. In addition, the University welcomes international students to study Spanish at its International Programs Department (CPI). There is an enrollment of approximately 1,500 Costa Rican students and about 150 international students during a given semester. All students enjoy access to the university library, computer labs, and study areas.

Our programs at the Universidad Veritas
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Volunteer Opportunities with ELAP in San José

ELAP students will attend one of the following universities if they are participating in an ISA Program in conjunction with their ELAP Program:
*Veritas University
*ULACIT

Students participating in an ISA Academic Program plus ELAP during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The ELAP placement will begin 1-2 weeks after the first week of classes and end the week prior to final exams. Students participating in an ISA Academic Program during thesummer will begin their ELAP program after the ISA Summer program ends. Participants will spend between 15-35 hours per week at a local organization.

Students participating in an ELAP Service-Learning and Internship program will not attend classes but work 15–35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Select ELAP placements are eligible for academic credit. Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the ELAP Portfolio. Visit the ELAP website for more information.

Our programs at the ELAP in San José
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Universidad Latina - San Pedro

The Universidad Latina - San Pedro, one of the primary campuses of the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, is one of the largest and most well-respected private universities in the region. As part of the Laureate International Universities network, the Universidad Latina - San Pedro is part of a global system of highly regarded institutions. The school's undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited and cover a wide range of disciplines.

The "U" is located in the trendy San Pedro neighborhood of San José near many other institutions of higher learning. ISA also works with another Universidad Latina campus located in the neighboring city of Heredia. These two campuses are connected by a brand new urban train. The Universidad Latina - San Pedro is a fast-growing university and students will be part of a very active and diverse student population.

Our programs at the Universidad Latina - San Pedro
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Custom Programs in San Jose

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 San Jose
  • Service-learning and/or internships
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