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Intensive Month

Intensive Spanish Language

Universidad Veritas

May 2018 + Service-Learning (May 6, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018)
Catalog Code: ISJEM0518

Apply To This Program

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 program. 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. This program is ideal for students who want to add a month to the beginning or to the end of one of ISA's trimester or semester programs to prepare for the program or simply to extend the program by one month. Please note that excursions are not included in any of the intensive month programs. 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. Starting in 2013 airport transfers will not be included for intensive month programs.

Students may add a San Jose Intensive Month to a Semester/Year program in Costa Rica for a discounted price.

Service-Learning Information
During the final eight weeks of the program, students will have the opportunity to spend 20-30 hours per week at a host organization, increasing their language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience.

Placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will complete a Service-Learning Portfolio throughout the program, which consists of reflective assignments, group discussions, and logs of hours. Students can earn 6 credits by completing a minimum of 180 hours at a host organization and through successful completion of the Service-Learning Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of 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

May 6, 2018 - July 28, 2018

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:



March 1, 2018

Application Due Date:

March 15, 2018

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

All students must take a Spanish language placement exam prior to departure. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level and determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

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.

Other sessions available: