AIFS Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica: Semester or Academic Year

San Jose

Spend a semester or academic year in the lively capital of San Jose with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 23 credits per semester from Veritas University through various courses and internship opportunities. Courses are taught in English and Spanish.  

Veritas University offers an internship program and volunteer opportunities that’ll help you make the most of your semester abroad. Their Spanish Language and Internship Program welcomes students with an advanced level of Spanish and a minimum of 2 years of college level Spanish. It combines a 4-week Spanish language course with a 12-week internship placement within local companies or NGOs based on your major. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout San José as well, and placements are made after your arrival. 

Live in a Costa Rican homestay and experience Tica hospitality firsthand. Daily breakfast and dinner, weekly laundry service, and internet access are included in all homestays. All homestays are within walking distance of the University.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as walking tours of the city, Costa Rican cooking classes and visits to local museums and historical sites. Explore your surroundings on an array of excursions included in the program fee, such as a 3-day trip to Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs and Monteverde Cloud Forest, a 3-day trip to the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park, and a Cartago Coffee Tour and La Marta Wildlife Refuge day trip.

Optional excursions include a 4-day trip to Bocas del Toro, Panama and a 2-day hiking and rafting trip to Sarapiquí.

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