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AIFS Gap Year Programs: San José, Costa Rica (Semester/Year)


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


8/26/17-12/16/17 ; 9/23/17-12/16/17 ; 1/6/18-3/31/18 ; 1/6/18-5/5/18

Degree Level


Minimum Education

High School

Subject Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Conflict Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film
  • Foreign Language
  • Health Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Languages & Linguistics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing, Advertising, & Pr
  • Photography
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Spanish
  • Travel & Tourism

Program Fees Include:

AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages are available.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American, Canadian and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Scholarships are Available

AIFS Scholarships are available. Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is available to students on AIFS Study Abroad programs.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Transcript

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home

Institution Affiliates:

World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation