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Orientation & BCP

Predeparture Orientation

On the Final Forms and Payments deadline, students will be granted access to the comprehensive and detailed pre-departure Online Orientation, which is designed to prepare students for their study abroad experience in Heredia. The Online Orientation provides students with relevant information and useful tools to familiarize them with their host country prior to departing. This information will remain available to students throughout the duration of their program through the ISA Student Portal.

The Online Orientation will cover many of the following areas:

· Cultural differences and highlights

· Housing and accommodations

· Understanding the basics of the local language

· Budgeting

· Cell phones

· Food

· Banking

· Universities

· Transportation

· Packing

· Travel tips

· Health and Safety

· Living in the host city

· Staff

· Academic Tips for Success

· Additional Resources


Should you have any questions regarding the Online Orientation, please contact the
Costa Rica Site Specialist for more information.