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Semester / Trimester

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Arts and Design Courses with Locals - Universidad Veritas

Designed for students at the high advanced level of the Spanish language (5 or more semesters of college-level Spanish), this program is an ideal option for those hoping to have an immersive experience in San José.

You will have the opportunity to enroll in classes from the regular course listing at the Universidad Veritas, where you will learn alongside Costa Rican students and be taught by the factulty at the university. You will also be able to take Spanish language courses and English electives offered specifically to international students. If enrolled in this program, you must complete at least one course with local students throughout the semester. Students who do not wish to enroll in at least one course with local students must switch to the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies or Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish programs.


Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your San José Site Specialist.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 2 2018Sep 9, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJF3218$10,250Program in Progress
Fall 2 2018 + Service-LearningSep 9, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJEF3218$11,495Program in Progress

Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish - Universidad Veritas

Open to students at all levels of Spanish, this program is an excellent opportunity for students who are pursuing a medical career-track and wish to increase their Spanish proficiency. The classroom setting will provide you with practical communication experience in Spanish, along with a focus in health care and medical terminology. Courses will be taught by the faculty at the Universidad Veritas, and you will be learning among fellow international students.

In order to participate in this program, you must take at least one Health Care elective instructed in English. If you do not intend to take a health care elective, you should enroll in the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies program. You will complete a placement exam in order to determine your language level.

Students may add on additional service weeks and earn additional academic credit. Please speak with ISA staff about adding on additional weeks and credit.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Winter + Fall OR the Fall + Winter sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your San José Site Specialist.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 3 2018Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJF1318$9,295Program in Progress
Fall 3 2018 + Service-LearningSep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJEF1318$10,450Program in Progress
Winter 2 2019Jan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019ISJW1219$9,450Currently Accepting Applications!
Winter 2 2019 + Service-LearningJan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019ISJEW1219$10,700Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 2 2019Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019ISJF1319TBA Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Fall 2 2019 + Service-LearningSep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019ISJEF1319TBA Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA

Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies - Universidad Veritas

Open to students at all levels of Spanish, this program is an excellent option for those who want to advance their Spanish proficiency while also fulfilling liberal arts credit.

You will be able to enroll in both Spanish language courses and electives taught in either English or Spanish. Electives that are taught in Spanish are typically only available to students at the advanced or high advanced levels. Your courses will be taught by the faculty at the Universidad Veritas, and you will learn alongside fellow international students.

You may add an intensive month session as a preface to the Fall semester programs at the Universidad Veritas.
You may add on additional service weeks and earn additional academic credit. Please speak with ISA staff about adding on additional weeks and credit.

Trimester + Trimester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Winter/Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Winter/Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two trimesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your San José Site Specialist.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1A 2018Sep 2, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJF1218$10,650Program in Progress
Fall 1B 2018Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJF1118$9,295Program in Progress
Fall 1B 2018 + Service-LearningSep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018ISJEF1118$10,450Program in Progress
Winter 1 2019Jan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019ISJW1119$9,450Currently Accepting Applications!
Winter 1 2019 + Service-LearningJan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019ISJEW1119$10,700Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 1A 2019Aug 31, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019ISJF1219TBA Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Fall 1B 2019Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019ISJF1119TBA Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Fall 1B 2019 + Service-LearningSep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019ISJEF1119TBA Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA