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Semester / Trimester

Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies

Universidad Veritas

Fall 1B 2018 (Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
Catalog Code: ISJF1118

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The Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies program is designed for students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. All courses are taught at Universidad Veritas by local university professors. ISA students study alongside other international students.

What is the difference between the A and B programs?

  • The A program includes an intensive month Spanish program. Fall students who choose this option will enroll in one 80 contact hour Spanish course for the first month of their program, after which they can take the same courses offered as the B program.
  • The B program does not include the intensive month Spanish program at the beginning of the program, but students may take the same 80 contact hour Spanish courses during the semester.
Program Highlights:
  • Urban style campus near the ISA San José office.
  • Students can take back-to-back intensive month Spanish courses.
  • Many English courses available.
Gap Year students are also eligible for this program. For more information, click here.

The B program allows students to complete up to three courses of college level Spanish and additional electives in various fields during one 12-week session in Costa Rica. Several of the electives offered are taught in Spanish (for advanced level Spanish speakers) and others are taught in English. Students in the B program are entitled to enroll in a total of four courses (combination of electives and four-week language courses). A placement exam is required to determine language level.

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.

Prices & Dates

September 29, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:



July 1, 2018

Application Due Date:

July 15, 2018

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Currently Accepting Applications!

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Note: About pricing...

Students who select the Trimester + Trimester option for this program will receive a $1,550 discount. ISA support services, housing and insurance are not included during the interim period between sessions but may be added for an additional charge.


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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