** 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.
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences
This program is designed for students of all language levels who wish to either immerse in the Costa Rican culture and become more comfortable with the Spanish language, or study environmental sciences in a country that is a renowned world leader in the field of environmental conservation. Depending on the chosen subject area, this program will provide a comprehensive base in the liberal arts while giving students the opportunity to gain further insight into Latin America or gain an extraordinary insight into the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to west; in between, you'll find everything from lush cloud forests to sunny beaches, rural villages to thriving urban centers. The capital city of San José is home to about 1.6 million people and is situated in the Central Valley, guarded by majestic volcanoes and tropical rainforests. This democratic nation takes great pride in the fact that it has more teachers than policemen, and has not had a standing army in more than 50 years. br/>
Renowned for its natural beauty, enlightened conservation, and friendly people, Costa Rica draws visitors from all over the world. CEA students can look forward to experiencing the Costa Rican attractions and lifestyle through trips to Arenal Volcano, natural hot springs, and waterfalls. They'll explore tropical forests and experience first-hand the unique Afro-Costa Rican culture of Puerto Viejo.