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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer Session I, Summer Session III
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CEA Study Abroad 
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Affiliated Program
Area of Study: Spanish Program Sponsorship Indicator: CEA
Program Description:

Study Abroad in San José

The Intensive Spanish Language Program allows students of all language levels to improve their language proficiency in a short time frame. Your language courses will focus on oral comprehension and expression, listening comprehension, and grammar components appropriate to your language level. By immersing yourself in the Pura Vida lifestyle you’ll find San Jose to be the perfect place to practice your budding language skills.

 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
 Summer  2.60 Min GPA; High School Graduate; All levels of Spanish  4
 Short-Term  2.60 Min GPA; High School Graduate; All levels of Spanish  4


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Where You'll Study

Our partner institution, Veritas University, is known for its commitment to students from around the world; about 25% of the 2,000-member student body is international. Veritas offers a range of courses in fields like architecture, business, cultural studies, design, environmental science, health sciences, studio arts, and zoology. Courses are taught in English, and Spanish Language courses are available for all levels. The spacious, modern campus is located in the quiet Zapote District, just east of downtown San José and home to the Casa Presidencial. Students receive a transcript from Veritas University upon completion of the program.

What's Included

  • Pre-Departure Advising
  • Airport Pickup
  • Housing
  • 24/7 Onsite Emergency Assistance
  • Excursions & Cultural Activities
  • and more

Excursions

  • Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • and more

Funding Options

CEA has several ways to help you fund your program, including scholarships, grants, and vouchers. Find out more about what we have to offer.

Learn more about funding




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Through SIUE's partnership with CEA, all SIUE students who participate in CEA programs receive:
  • A $1,000 travel grant toward any semester program
  • A $500 travel grant toward any summer program

This grant is applied to the student's account at CEA. Note that this grant cannot be combined with other CEA offers which may appear from time to time.

Students must apply first here on the SIUE site (click Apply Now above) AND apply separately on the CEA site (click the "Explore this Program" link above.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer Session I 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.