International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

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.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (7-8 quarters) of college-level Spanish.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

All students on the Arts and Design Courses with Locals program are required to take a two-part placement test. The first portion is administered online by Veritas University prior to departure. The second portion is administered on-site upon arrival in Costa Rica and consists of an oral interview with a Veritas professor. The combination of these results determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Students who do not place into the high-advanced level will be required to participate in the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Studies program. Due to a difference in dates, the student is responsible for all airline change fees and any additional costs that he/she may have incurred.


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