20 Study Abroad Programs in Central Pacific Coast

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The Puntarenas program is ideal for students who are committed to learning the Spanish language and diverse cultures of Latin America. Through formal coursework and personal interaction with the host culture, you will greatly expand your language skills and knowledge of Costa Rican society. Puntarenas offers a small beach town environment where you’ll be able to practice your Spanish regularly ...

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This Institute for Global Studies program will focus on biodiversity, from forest canopies to coral reefs, in Costa Rica as students conduct field studies in three specific areas: reef environments, avian wildlife, and after dark ecology. Prior field research experience is not required. All necessary skills of data acquisition and analysis will be taught on-site. At each fo the study sites in G...

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Get involved, make an impact, and learn to serve! University credit is available for our local service learning programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Service Learning Project Areas: - Working with Kids - Teaching English - Conservation - Construction - Animal Care - Eco-Agriculture - Indigenous Immersion - Medical & Healthcare University credit is awarded ...

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Embarking on an internship abroad is a great opportunity to gain valuable practical skills in your field while experiencing immersion in a new culture. You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact while gaining relevant work experience that will distinguish you to prospective employers. Furthermore, your internship can be tailored to fulfill course credit requirements at your unive...

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Train to be an outdoor professional and gain important leadership skills! With our Leadership Semester, you will learn to set up belay systems, organize rescues, provide wilderness medical care, guide rafts down world-class rivers, lead groups through the Costa Rican rainforest and scuba dive in Bocas del Toro, Panama. You will engage with the locals and learn first-hand how to survive in the C...

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Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) Social Work Interns learn about the development, implementation, and sustainability of community responses to social need. In collaboration with a community mentor, you'll explore the rights of children and families, support campaigns to de-stigmatize HIV/AIDS, and work to increase the accessibility and accuracy of reproductive and postnatal health resources. As y...

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Spanish Abroad, Inc. is a recognized leader of Spanish study abroad programs. Each year we send thousands of individuals to our various Spanish partner schools located in over 45 different locations in Latin America and Spain. For information about quality Spanish immersion programs, look no further than Spanish Abroad!

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Sign up for this program, which helps develop your skills in advanced Spanish while introducing you to crucial issues surrounding Costa Rica’s community health. It will be an immersion experience centered around community and classroom interactions. Throughout the duration, you will take part in presentations and class discussions. You will listen to talks led by guest speakers and go on si...

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CELL's unique study abroad programs focus on sustainability through community and are designed for students who believe that they can make a difference in the world: students who would like to play an active role in creating long-term solutions to problems facing our global communities and environment. Semester programs consist of a combination of structured course work, field-learning experien...

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“How can we create effective plans to restore fragmented and degraded ecosystems?” “What are best mechanisms to measure ecosystem health?” “How do we measure and mitigate the impacts of people on conservation areas?” These are just some of the questions you will look into throughout the program. The Tropical Biology Summer Program introduces you to some of the most critical issues faci...