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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcos Learning Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Animal Science, Architecture, Business, Communication, Culture, Economics, Education, Film, Graphic Design, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Interior Design, Internships, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Photography, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Accommodations: Homestay
Program Description:

Arcos Learning Abroad - Costa Rica
Program Overview

Study abroad in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The program is based in Heredia, one of Costa Rica’s first colonial cities which is now a colorful and exciting university town outside of the capital, San José. Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines while immersing yourself in the Spanish language and culture. The Arcos Learning Abroad program offers a wide variety of academic options making this a desirable study abroad destination for a wide-range of students. Programs include tuition, housing with a homestay, excursions, cultural activities, insurance and dedicated resident directors.  

Academic Offerings

Arcos Learning Abroad offers a wide variety of academic options for students to choose from. Students earn 15 credits during a semester. Listed below are the unique programming options available:

Spanish Language & Culture:arcos costa rica 4
  • Lower and upper division Spanish language courses
Electives in Spanish available in: 
  • Latin American Civilization & Culture
  • Latin American Literature
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Business Spanish
  • Latin American Film 
  • Advanced Grammar 
  • Latin American History & Culture 
  • Conversation & Culture 
  • Written & Oral Communication
  • Conversation & Composition
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Hotel Managementarcos costa rica 3
  • Animal Studies
Electives in English
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Event Planning
Classes with Local Students:
  • Culture & Art
  • Business Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Interior Design

Excursions & Cultural Activities   

arcos costa rica 5Excursions:
  • Pacific Beach Trip
  • Rain Forest, Hot Springs & La Fortuna Waterfall (Arenal Volcano region)
  • Rainforest Zipline Canopy Tour
  • White-Water Rafting
  • Boquete, Panama

Cultural Activities:
  • San José City Tour
  • Museum Visits
  • Traditional Cooking Class
  • Traditional Baking Class
  • Latin Dance Classes
  • Wildlife Rescue Center
  • Coffee Tour
  • Volunteering at public schools


Arcos Learning Abroad - What's Included

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/08/2022 04/16/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.