San José Overview
San José, or Chepe, as it is lovingly called by locals, is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica. The city allows you to experience a bustling and cosmopolitan Latin American metropolis while also having the rest of Costa Rica's pristine wonders at your fingertips.
Programs We Love In San José
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What Our Students are Saying
"Studying abroad in Costa Rica was the best decision i could have made for myself. And choosing to come with ISA made my transition into a new country with a very different culture much easier. I have learned the wonderful things that life offers you when you step out of your comfort zone, all thanks to my time in Costa Rica."
Alyssa B.University of North Carolina- Wilmington
"Don't be afraid to ask questions about what you don't know, it's the only way you will learn. Don't be afraid to try new things, as you will surely leave Costa Rica a new person than when you came. Take initiative. Go. See. Experience. But do it with friends, and be prepared for the ride! "
Danielle S.Eastern Illinois University
"Studying abroad was one of the best things I could have done for myself, and ISA really helped me learn the ropes to being in a new culture so I am better prepared when I go abroad next time."
Gabrielle K.Northern Michigan University
"Studying abroad was the best decision of my life. I have grown so much . . . Costa Rica will always be apart of me for the rest of my life."
Michael M.University of Colorado- Boulder
"Studying abroad was the best decision of my life. I have grown so much... Costa Rica will always be apart of me for the rest of my life."
Mireya A.Regis University
"ISA was a big help in my adjustment to living in a new country and my overall study abroad experience. The staff was very welcoming, friendly, and always made sure I had everything I needed to ensure a safe and fun time abroad."
Sophia Z.University of Colorado- Boulder