25 Study Abroad Programs in North Western Region

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Sign up for the San Ramón program, a suitable option if you are a science major. For a semester or full year, you will gain an insight into Costa Rica’s health, ecology, and conservation biology. Choose from courses in environmental policy, tropical ecology, conservation biology, tropical marine biology, and other life science topics in the country. Costa Rica is recognized the world over fo...

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API offers comprehensive study abroad programs in the wonderful Costa Rican city of San Joaquin de Flores. The Instituto San Joaquin de Flores is a colonial-style building built specifically to be an academic and language school. Topics available include Spanish language and culture, history, business, and environmental sciences. There is also a Spanish for Medical Professions summer program -...

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Heredia is a city that is emblematic of the Costa Rican lifestyle. It is located only a short distance away from San José, the capital city of Costa Rica, and offers many big-city amenities, but life in Heredia is decidedly relaxed, calm and enjoyable. Heredia is a university town with a population of 50,000, featuring many Spanish language schools and programs, and its sizeable student populat...

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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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Learn Spanish in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover a country of friendly people and breathtaking scenery. The mountainous landscape is dotted with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Costa Rica is situated between two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it miles of stunning seashore that supports an amazing array of s...

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Be part of hands-on programs for progressive minds! In ICADS' semester-long Field Program, students gain research experience in both the natural sciences (forest ecology, agro-ecology, soil sciences) and social sciences (sociology, anthropology, history, economics) while learning to address environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students are provided with the analyti...

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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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The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy offers the only comprehensive Massage Therapy Certification Program in Costa Rica. The 600-hour certification program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the United States National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exam. Individuals who pass this exam are qualified to pursue many career options available to massage ...

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Our Spanish language school is centrally located in Santo Domingo de Heredia. From this central and convenient location our students have easy access to central Heredia and are also minutes away from central San Jose. The Spanish language school offers excellent Spanish language programs for beginner to advanced level Spanish students in both group and individual classes. If you can't decide wh...

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WAYRA Spanish School is located at the beautiful Tamarindo Beach, on the west coast of Costa Rica, and offers since 1996 a full Spanish immersion program. Recognized as a DELE examination center and associated with the Instituto de Cervantes, we are the perfect choice for students that want to learn Spanish in a serious environment but at the same time would like to enjoy the beaches and the ma...