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Intensive Month

Intensive Spanish Language

Universidad Veritas

January 2018 + Service-Learning (Jan 6, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018)
Catalog Code: ISJEM0118

This 12-week program is for students who would like to improve their proficiency in the Spanish language in a short period of time by completing a 4-week intensive Spanish language month before beginning an 8-week service-learning placement. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website to view available placements.

ISA Academic Information
The first 4 weeks of this program are dedicated to intensive Spanish language. Students will be in the classroom for a total of 80 hours. Please note that excursions are not included in this program. If there are excursions planned during the month you will be in Costa Rica, you may add them at an extra cost. Please call the ISA office for price information. All classes are at the Universidad Veritas with American and other international students. Airport pick-up is not included for intensive month programs.

*January Intensive Month + Service Learning Students students can add a 1-credit conversation and culture course (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels available) for an additional fee. Contact the Costa Rica Site Specialist for more information.

Service-Learning Information

During the final eight weeks of the program, students will have the opportunity to spend 15-35 hours per week at an host organization, increasing their language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Language proficiency will be determined by a phone interview before acceptance to the program. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary.

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 ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Please note that the program price does not include airport pick-up, drop-off, or excursions.

Gap Year students are also eligible for this program.

Prices & Dates

January 6, 2018 - March 31, 2018

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November 1, 2018

Application Due Date:

November 15, 2018

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

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*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.

ISA Service-Learning placement eligibility is determined by a resume, cover letter and Spanish language interview upon application. Placements are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and participants are encouraged to apply 3-5 months before the application deadline.

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.

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