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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Housing Type: Homestay
Area of Study: Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, Foreign Language, Global Studies, History, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Psychology, Recreation and Tourism, Sociology Language of Instruction: Spanish
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 12 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
Internships:
  • 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 (when semester is over 90 days)

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

 

Arcos Learning Abroad - What's Included
 
 



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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 09/05/2022 12/02/2022
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 09/05/2022 04/14/2023
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.