Universities in San José
The Universidad Veritas was founded in 1975 as the Collegium Veritias, a college of the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica, the first private university in Costa Rica. Veritas University is now an independent private university, fully accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education and authorized by the National Council of Private Higher Education (Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Privada, or CONESUP). The University is renowned in Costa Rica for its design, art, architecture and photography programs. In addition, the University welcomes international students to study Spanish through its International Programs Department (DPI). There is an enrollment of approximately 1,850 Costa Rican students and about 320 international students during any given semester or summer.
ISA students have access to all of the university's amenities such as computer labs and photography laboratories and studios, should their courses require it. Wireless internet access is also available in the cafeteria. Foreign students may check out books related to their subject of study from the school library. Staff and faculty at the university are easily accessible to students. Spanish language and elective professors provide students with office hours and will also make appointments for special meetings.