San Jose, Costa Rica
Studying abroad in Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind experience with stunning landscapes, rich culture, and friendly people, which is why it's known as one of the happiest countries in the world.
From surfing the Pacific waves to exploring lush rainforests, you'll have endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the country's natural wonders.
But Costa Rica isn't just a playground for adventure seekers; it's also a hub for innovative research and learning. Our program offers a wide range of courses in fields such as environmental science, sustainable development, and cultural studies. With expert professors and hands-on learning experiences, you'll gain a deep understanding of the issues facing Costa Rica and the world.
A Typical Day in the Life of a Study Abroad Student
You'll start your day with a delicious breakfast with your homestay family. This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish and learn more about the local culture. Your homestay family will likely serve traditional Costa Rican dishes like gallo pinto (rice and beans) or fresh tropical fruit.
After breakfast, you'll take a shuttle to your Spanish classes at the language school. The language school is located in a beautiful and convenient location, so the shuttle ride will be short and sweet. In your morning Spanish classes, you'll practice speaking, listening, and writing skills with other international students and expert teachers.
In the afternoon, you'll have the chance to take electives in a wide range of fields like environmental science, sustainable development, or cultural studies. These classes will be taught in English, so you won't have to worry about language barriers. You'll have hands-on learning experiences and engage in group projects with your classmates.
On the weekends, you'll have the opportunity to explore Costa Rica's natural wonders and cultural treasures. One weekend, you might take an excursion to a nearby volcano or go zip-lining in the rainforest. Another weekend, you might visit a local farmers market or take a salsa dancing class.
Overall, a day in the life of a study abroad student in Costa Rica is full of adventure, cultural immersion, and personal growth. You'll have the chance to make new friends from around the world, learn from expert professors, and experience the beauty of one of the happiest countries on earth.
HOW TO APPLY
At Study Elsewhere, we sit down and plan along with you, offering the professional experience and resources needed to make your study abroad experience easier.