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
Gap
Arts and Design Courses with Locals
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Fall 2 2015
(Sep 5, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015)
ISJF3215$10,250

2016

CodePrice
Spring 2 2016
(Jan 2, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016)
ISJS3216$10,250
Spring 2 2016 + Service-Learning
(Jan 2, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016)
ISJES3216$11,850
Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Fall 3 2015
(Sep 26, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015)
ISJF1315$9,400
Fall 3 2015 + Service-Learning
(Sep 26, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015)
ISJEF1315$11,150

2016

CodePrice
Winter 3 2016
(Jan 2, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016)
ISJW1216$9,250
Winter 3 2016 + Service-Learning
(Jan 2, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016)
ISJEW1216$10,850
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies
Universidad Veritas
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Fall 1 2015
(Sep 26, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015)
ISJF1115$9,250
Fall 1 2015 + Service-Learning
(Sep 26, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015)
ISJEF1115$11,100

2016

CodePrice
Winter 1 2016
(Jan 2, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016)
ISJW1116$9,250
Winter 1 2016 + Service-Learning
(Jan 2, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016)
ISJEW1116$10,850
Spring 1 2016
(Apr 3, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016)
ISJS1116$9,250
Spring 1 2016 + Service-Learning
(Apr 3, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016)
ISJES1116$10,850