Study Abroad in Guanacaste

17 Study Abroad Programs in Guanacaste

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Santa Cruz is a small town less than an hour from six fantastic surfing and leisure beaches in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. The "National Folklore City" holds festivals year-round, but especially in January and July. This program is perfect for students who've already completed two semesters of university Spanish and are looking for a more immersive, "different" experience. Nature lo...

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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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Costa Rica is perhaps best known for its ecological diversity and the abolition of its army. In lieu of a military, it has an "army" of teachers and healthcare workers, positioning Costa Rica uniquely in the region in terms of human development. In addition to internships in education and the public health sector, ICADS' internship program offers over 65 placements in areas of areas of environm...

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Travelers just spending a day or two in Liberia, Costa Rica, and wanting to brush up on their Spanish skills will really benefit from our One Day class. In a mere four hours of class, you'll be amazed at how much you will learn ... and then be able to use as you continue exploring this incredible country. Jumpstart your Spanish with our One Day Class! Our fun classes make it easy to learn!! ...

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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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For those looking to combine training of the body and mind, NSI's Spanish & Yoga program combines the best of what Nosara has to offer. As a world-class yoga teacher training destination, Nosara has an abundance of expert yoga instructors and first class yoga studios. In this program students can participate in our 10 or 20-hour Spanish course and schedule their yoga classes before or after t...

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The customized group programs are adapted to each university or faculty’s needs and goals (length, topics & budget). The most popular programs we have run during the past years include: peace studies & alternate conflict resolution, tropical ecology, foreign investment & entrepreneurship in Costa Rica, rural sustainable development and inclusive learning.

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This unique 12-day study abroad course will provide students the opportunity to gain insight into the sub disciplines of Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Physical Education, Athletic Training, Strength & Conditioning, Sport History, Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology) through the use of examples derived from the sport of surfing.  Specifically, students will lear...

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The Green Business Tour purpose is to study and learn about green practices from different viewpoints: agro industrial businesses, universities, non governmental institutions, communities, multinational as well as Costa Rican industries and recycling and waste management operations. Topics and visits include The Rain Forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, white water rafting and Chocolat...

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Get a general introduction to the complex heritage and social evolution of Costa Rica that focuses on the historical development and present-day dynamics of economy, society, natural resources, and culture in this program from the University of Louisiana--Lafayette. Students in the program will gain a deeper understanding of cultural identity within what is considered the most economically and ...