The University of Costa Rica is one of the most respected places to learn Spanish in Central America. The program is managed by our partner MLSA under the leadership of Dr. Celestino Ruiz. This program is designed for beginner and advanced students of Spanish.
This is an intensive 4 week Spanish language program twice in the summer. Summer I is from May to June and summer II is from June to July. Students may also take a June/July combo and stay a total of 8 weeks. Each 4 week period yields 6 semester hours of credit.
Students spend from 8:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. each morning in class Monday through Friday. The grading system follows the American grading system.
Lodging & Meals
The program fee includes a home stay with host families who provide breakfast and dinner. Lunch can be purchased on or near campus for a modest fee.
Cost & Financial Aid
Please see the OBU cost sheet. The program fee is typically $1,985, which includes tuition, room and board. Airfare would be an additional cost.
Visas & Travel
Students are given a visa on arrival. A departure tax, payable in American dollars, is required for departure.
For more information, visit The University of Costa Rica & MLSA website at http://www.ucr.ac.cr/ http://www.mlsa.com/ or contact Ian Cosh, director of OBU’s Grant Center for International Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.