International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

ISA Office in San José, Costa Rica

U.S. Contact for San José (Site Specialist)

Svaja Pakalniskis

U.S. Contact for San José (Program Manager)

Madeline Hume

U.S. Contact for San José (Service-Learning Program Manager)

Kristine Barer

San José Staff

Director of Latin America Operations
Resident Director, Costa Rica Programs
Administrative Assistant
Student Services Coordinator
Service Learning Coordinator

San José Office

The ISA office in San José is located near the Veritas campus, just west of downtown San José and within walking distance of cafés, shopping centers and quaint Costa Rican neighborhoods. The three-story building provides an open and welcoming atmosphere for ISA students. The office has a meeting room, computer lab with Wi-Fi access, resident director office, kitchen, and travel resource library. Weekly meetings and cultural activities are hosted at this location. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.

Students attend weekly meetings and cultural presentations at the office and are welcome to receive tutoring, utilize academic resources, check the bulletin board for upcoming community events or hang out with friends.

The ISA San Jose office maintains:
- 1 Conference meeting room and 3 classrooms
- On-site computers & wireless internet access
- Kitchen facilities
- Library of academic resources
- TV and DVD player
- Student lounge area