Student-Athletes Abroad Programs
Take advantage of the opportunity to take courses at one of Central America's best universities and receive academic credit for courses in Spanish, biology, sport for development,...
Enroll in our semester program, an ideal study abroad option if you are a student-athlete looking to expand your knowledge in another country. Other than learning in classrooms,...
Enroll in our January Term study abroad program in Costa Rica and get the chance to attend one of the leading universities in Central America. You will receive academic credit...
Participate in our summer internship in South Africa, which focuses on sports for development. This gives you the opportunity to partner with local nonprofits that use sport...
Give your résumé a huge boost through our summer internship program in Costa Rica. It offers both international experience and professional training, which are great additions...
Student-Athletes Abroad Reviews
Cultural and athletic immersion, educational
Submitted by Elizabeth - University of New Mexico | August 03, 2017
I stayed with a host family for three weeks, which helped improve my Spanish-speaking skills as well as helped me understand and grow with another culture. Although I am not an athlete myself, I was able to participate in daily workouts tailored to my ability level. The weekend excursions (zip lining, going to a hot springs, swimming at local beaches, etc.) were nothing short of gorgeous, but the weekdays were the most rewarding. During the week, I was partnered with a group that created an athletic program for underprivileged youth, and we also had the option to volunteer with the Costa Rican Special Olympics every weekday. The work we did felt valuable, and this will always be one of my favorite experiences.
A great experience!
Submitted by Bridget Whalen - University of Rhode Island | July 26, 2017
I participated in the summer internship program this past June and absolutely loved it! It was the perfect combination of getting internship experience but also getting to enjoy traveling to a new place. Not only is it beneficial to be able to put on a resume but we also had the opportunity to be immersed in a different culture and be able to approach it with an open mind. I consistently felt safe and welcomed during my stay and would highly recommend this program to anyone!
Best summer ever
Submitted by Juliana Romero - Kean University | July 21, 2017
I did the summer internship program in June of 2017 and it was the best month of my entire life! The trip was so organized while still allowing us as students to figure stuff out on our own. My host family was amazing and so welcoming. The amount of time they have us there is perfect because we really got to acclimate to the culture but didn't get bored. I came back with so much professional experience to add to my resume and memories that I'll never forget!
Perfect for me
Submitted by Charlie - Occidental College | December 09, 2015
Beyond's goal to accommodate student athletes was executed to perfection. The blend of academics, training, travel and community service was an awesome way to spend my summer. I would highly recommend doing the combo program to get the most of your experience in Central America.