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Costa Rica

Citadel Summer in Costa Rica - Summer 2024

Term To Study: Summer 2024
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Program Starts: May 12, 2024
Program Ends: Jun 08, 2024
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,600
Program Locations: Heredia
Contact Phone: 7249101201
Contact Name: Vicente Gomis-izquierdo
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Housing
- Meals
- Support Services
- Courses
- Cultural Activities
Program Description

This is a total-immersion program in Costa Rica. Students are immersed in the culture and are exposed to different customs and societal norms. This allows them to grow personally as well as to develop cultural awareness and Spanish linguistic proficiency. This is achieved through a four-week stay in the country. During this time, students take intensive language classes according to their level. At the same time, there are cultural activities and excursions available such as nature walks, visits to historic sites, dance lessons, etc. Costa Rica is a historically and culturally rich nation, known for its natural spaces and where a lot of scientists conduct biological research. It is an unparalleled setting where students of all levels can gain an invaluable experience as world citizens.

1. Improve linguistic proficiency based on your original level
2. Develop cultural proficiency and awareness
3. Develop awareness of your own culture through the comparison with a different one
4. Develop a knowledge of the history of Latin America
5. Personal growth and development of global awareness

Non-refundable $300 deposit required

SPAN 101 - Hola! Fun Spanish - 3 credits
SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish Communication II - 3 credits
SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish Communication - 3 credits
SPAN 202 - Spanish Conversation, Reading, and Composition - 3 credits
SPAN 302 - Advanced Spanish Composition - 3 credits
SPAN 450 - Undergraduate Seminar: Studies in Special Topics - 3 credits

Quick Facts

Population: 4636348
Capital: San Jose
Per-capita GDP: $ 12100
Size: 51100 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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