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Semester / Trimester

Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies

Universidad Veritas

Winter 1 2018 + Service-Learning (Jan 6, 2018 to Apr 7, 2018)
Catalog Code: ISJEW1118

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ISA Academic Information
Students may take four courses at the Universidad Veritas during the twelve-week trimester program in Costa Rica. The university offers Intensive Language courses and electives taught in English or Spanish (for advanced level Spanish speakers). 80-hour Intensive Language courses are four weeks long. Students are entitled to enroll in a total of four courses (combination of electives and four-week language courses). All classes are at Veritas University with other visiting international students. A placement exam is required to determine language level.

Due to the time commitment of the Service-Learning placements, and the schedule of Intensive Spanish courses, Service Learning students are encouraged to select no more than one 80-hour Spanish language course and should fill their remaining schedule with electives in English or Spanish. Students may choose to add an additional intensive month program(s) to the trimester/semester program if they wish to enroll in more than one Intensive Spanish course.

Gap Year students are also eligible for this program. For more information, click here.

Service-Learning Information
In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, increasing language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Prices & Dates

January 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018

Session Dates:


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November 1, 2017 Extended to November 10, 2017

Application Due Date:

November 15, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

*prices and dates are subject to change


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Additional Program Options


Service-Learning placements are offered in this site and may be combined with an ISA academic program. Email moc.daorbaseiduts@gninraelecivres or speak with a program manager at 512-777-2868 about your options.

Mission Work

ISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email

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