San José

San José, or Chepe, as it is lovingly called by locals, is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica. It is the perfect place for students to experience a bustling and cosmopolitan Latin American metropolis, as well as being an ideal jumping off point to experience the many natural wonders of Costa Rica.

San José is set in the lush Central Valley of the Costa Rican highlands and is where the majority of Costa Ricans work, live, and study. Students attending college in San José, Costa Rica will be able to experience a Latin American metropolis while also having the rest of Costa Rica's pristine natural wonders at their fingertips. Downtown San José features a pedestrian-friendly walkway down which students enjoy strolling, stopping at a café and sipping on a coffee and shopping at the Mercado Central. The city is filled with cultural offerings including numerous unique museums and students enjoy catching musical and theater performances at the elegant Teatro Nacional. When students want an escape from the city the Pacific coast is two hours away, the Caribbean coast is 4 hours away and adventures abound in the rainforests and on the rivers that surround the city.

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Academic Programs Offered in San José

Year
Sem./Tri.
Summer
Int. Month
Gap
SERVICE-LEARNING
Arts and Design Courses with Locals
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2016

CodePrice
Fall 2 2016
(Sep 3, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016)
ISJF3216$10,250
Fall 2 2016 + Service-Learning
(Sep 3, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016)
ISJEF3216$11,850

2017

CodePrice
Spring 2 2017
(Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017)
ISJS3217$10,150
Spring 2 2017 + Service-Learning
(Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017)
ISJES3217$11,850
Fall 2 2017
(Sep 10, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017)
ISJF3217$10,150
Fall 2 2017 + Service-Learning
(Sep 10, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017)
ISJEF3217$11,850
Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2016

CodePrice
Fall 3 2016
(Sep 24, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016)
ISJF1316$9,250
Fall 3 2016 + Service-Learning
(Sep 24, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016)
ISJEF1316$10,850

2017

CodePrice
Winter 3 2017
(Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 1, 2017)
ISJW1217$9,175
Winter 3 2017 + Service-Learning
(Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 1, 2017)
ISJEW1217$10,850
Fall 3 2017
(Sep 30, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017)
ISJF1317$9,175
Fall 3 2017 + Service-Learning
(Sep 30, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017)
ISJEF1317$10,850
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2016

CodePrice
Fall 1 2016
(Sep 24, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016)
ISJF1116$9,250
Fall 1 2016 + Service-Learning
(Sep 24, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016)
ISJEF1116$10,850

2017

CodePrice
Winter 1 2017
(Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 1, 2017)
ISJW1117$9,175
Winter 1 2017 + Service-Learning
(Jan 7, 2017 to Apr 1, 2017)
ISJEW1117$10,850
Spring 1 2017
(Apr 2, 2017 to Jul 1, 2017)
ISJS1117$9,175
Spring 1 2017 + Service-Learning
(Apr 2, 2017 to Jul 1, 2017)
ISJES1117$10,850
Fall 1 2017
(Sep 30, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017)
ISJF1117$9,175
Fall 1 2017 + Service-Learning
(Sep 30, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017)
ISJEF1117$10,850