San José

San José, or Chepe, as it is lovingly called by locals, is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica. It is the perfect place for students to experience a bustling and cosmopolitan Latin American metropolis, as well as being an ideal jumping off point to experience the many natural wonders of Costa Rica.

San José is set in the lush Central Valley of the Costa Rican highlands and is where the majority of Costa Ricans work, live, and study. Students attending college in San José, Costa Rica will be able to experience a Latin American metropolis while also having the rest of Costa Rica's pristine natural wonders at their fingertips. Downtown San José features a pedestrian-friendly walkway down which students enjoy strolling, stopping at a café and sipping on a coffee and shopping at the Mercado Central. The city is filled with cultural offerings including numerous unique museums and students enjoy catching musical and theater performances at the elegant Teatro Nacional. When students want an escape from the city the Pacific coast is two hours away, the Caribbean coast is 4 hours away and adventures abound in the rainforests and on the rivers that surround the city.

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Academic Programs Offered in San José

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Summer
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Quarter
Gap
SERVICE-LEARNING
Arts and Design Courses with Locals
Universidad Veritas

2018

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Fall 2 2018
(Sep 9, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJF3218$10,250N/A
Fall 2 2018 + Service-Learning
(Sep 9, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJEF3218$11,495N/A
Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
Universidad Veritas

2018

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Fall 3 2018
(Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJF1318$9,295Apply
Fall 3 2018 + Service-Learning
(Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJEF1318$10,450Apply

2019

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Winter 2 2019
(Jan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019)
ISJW1219$9,450Apply
Winter 2 2019 + Service-Learning
(Jan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019)
ISJEW1219$10,700Apply
Fall 2 2019
(Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019)
ISJF1319 TBAApply
Fall 2 2019 + Service-Learning
(Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019)
ISJEF1319 TBAApply
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies
Universidad Veritas

2018

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Fall 1A 2018
(Sep 2, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJF1218$10,650N/A
Fall 1B 2018
(Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJF1118$9,295Apply
Fall 1B 2018 + Service-Learning
(Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
ISJEF1118$10,450Apply

2019

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Winter 1 2019
(Jan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019)
ISJW1119$9,450Apply
Winter 1 2019 + Service-Learning
(Jan 5, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019)
ISJEW1119$10,700Apply
Fall 1A 2019
(Aug 31, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019)
ISJF1219 TBAApply
Fall 1B 2019
(Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019)
ISJF1119 TBAApply
Fall 1B 2019 + Service-Learning
(Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019)
ISJEF1119 TBAApply