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Student Life at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica: Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the Middle of a Rainforest by Marta Magellan
Study Abroad in Costa Rica: A Student Participant Report by Chanomi Maxwell-Parish
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Academic Programs International
API at the Instituto San Joaquin de Flores in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica
San Joaquín de Flores is a quaint town located just outside of San José. Living in a small city in the heart of Costa Rican culture will foster an environment perfect for significantly improving Spanish language fluency. In addition, students have the option of living with a host family, taking courses in Spanish, and participating in exciting outdoor adventures. API Costa Rica offers superior on-site staff support, wonderful host families, great volunteer and service learning opportunities.
API at the International Center for Development Studies in San Jose, Costa Rica
Development Studies in Latin America by API is the perfect fit for students interested in sustainable development and human rights. The International Center for Development Studies in San Jose offers students a unique opportunity to experience these areas in a country known for its commitment and achievements in human rights and conservation. Students live in one of the most biodiverse locations on the planet and take part in case studies and hands-on projects in the community.
API at Universidad Veritas in San Jose, Costa Rica
Experience the beautiful blend of a thriving urban environment surrounded by a flourishing rainforest! Studying at Universidad Veritas is perfect for students who are looking for a city life experience as well as the opportunity to be outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Students can choose from a variety of subjects in English or Spanish and will have the option to participate in credit-bearing internships as well as great activities and excursions.

Contact: 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746 United States; tel. 5126008900; api@apiabroad.com, www.apiabroad.com

ICADS Field Course in Resource Management and Sustainable Development
The Institute for Central American Development Studies, (ICADS) offers an interdisciplinary semester program in Costa Rica focusing on development from ecological, socio-economic perspectives. Semester includes: 4 weeks of intensive Spanish and social issues, 5 weeks in the field in managed and natural ecosystems learning methodologies of field research in social and natural sciences (banana transnationals, traditional agriculture, community cooperatives; cloud forest and watershed management); 5 weeks of independent research - working in rural communities. Fall and spring semesters with academic credit.

Contact: Institute for Central American Development Studies c/o ICADS, 6730 NW 7th St., SJO-826, Miami, FL 33126; 001) (506) 2225 0508; info@icads.org; www.icads.org

Spanish, Ecology, Latin American Studies in Heredia and Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Even if you have had no previous Spanish language experience, you can study Spanish in Costa Rica or take elective courses in English. The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is considered one of the purest and easiest to understand in Latin America. Our study abroad program in San José, Costa Rica offers a wide range of courses in areas such as Ecology and Environmental Studies, International Business & Economics, and Latin American Studies, among others. You will also have the opportunity of doing volunteer work, learning to dance to popular Latin American music, and immersing yourself in Costa Rican culture.

Contact: usac@unr.edu, usac.unr.edu.

Universidad Veritas
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
Learn Spanish in a certified University in arts, design and architecture, 4 weeks courses, courses with ticos, adventure destiny. Ecology, Marine, Ecoturisim, photography and a lot of different courses.

Contact: abarahona@uveritas.ac.cr, www.uveritas.ac.cr

 
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