San José

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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

Sem./Tri.
Summer
Int. Month
Service Learning/Internships
Gap
Arts and Design Courses with Locals
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
Fall 3 2014
(Sep 6, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)
ISJF3214$9,975

2015

CodePrice
Spring 2 2015
(Jan 3, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015)
ISJS3215 TBA
Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
Fall 4A 2014
(Aug 30, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)
ISJF1514$11,700
Fall 4B 2014
(Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)
ISJF1314$9,300

2015

CodePrice
Winter 3 2015
(Jan 3, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015)
ISJW1215 TBA
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
Fall 2A 2014
(Aug 30, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)
ISJF1214$11,500
Fall 2B 2014
(Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)
ISJF1114$9,100
Fall 5 2014 (Fall 2B + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)
(Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)
ISJEF1114$10,850

2015

CodePrice
Winter 1 2015
(Jan 3, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015)
ISJW1115 TBA
Spring 1 2015
(Apr 4, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015)
ISJS1115 TBA
Spring 4 2015 (Spring 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)
(Apr 4, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015)
ISJES1115 TBA