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USAC: Heredia (Costa Rica)

Heredia, Costa Rica

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 08, 2021
May 07, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Spanish
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Study Latin American language and culture at Universidad Nacional deCosta Rica (UNA), one of the most academically successful public universities in Costa Rica.

The Heredia program is ideal for students who are committed to learning the Spanish language and the diverse cultures of Latin America. Through formal coursework and personal interaction with the host culture, you will greatly expand your language skills and knowledge of Costa Rican society. Heredia, located just outside San José, offers the excitement of living near the capital city but with a more calm and relaxed atmosphere. Costa Rica as a whole is well known for its extraordinary natural beauty—preserved in its many national parks and reserves—which you will have the opportunity to discover firsthand.

Heredia

Program Location

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Heredia

Costa Rica

Heredia

Heredia was founded in 1705 and is located outside Costa Rica's capital, San José, in a valley surrounded by scenic mountains that are visible from all over the city. it is nicknamed "La Ciudad de las Flores" (the city of flowers) due to the beautiful gardens and wonderful flora found there. Heredia offers the excitement of living near the capital city but with a more calm and relaxed atmosphere. 

Academics

The Heredia program offers three diverse academic areas: Spanish Language, Ecological Studies, and Latin American Studies. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university foreign language coursework in only one semester to meet Spanish minor or major requirements. You may choose to stay for one semester or a full year and complement your language curriculum by taking courses in literature, political science, economics, history, art history, biology, ecology, and dance. You can find more information on the offered courses here

Academic Calendar

To find out more about the Academic Calendar for USAC: Heredia, click here

Fall Semester

Late August

Mid December

Spring Semester

Mid January

Early May

Summer I

Late May

Mid July

Summer II

Early July

Early August

Housing and Meals

All students in the USAC Costa Rica programs live in homestay accommodations. The host families are located within easy commuting distance of the university and will provide you with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $10,780
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    All meals (3 meals a day)
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $800
Additional Meals $200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $350
Books and Classroom Materials $160
Personal Expenses $1,100
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $2,710.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per Semester $10,385
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    All meals (3 meals a day)
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $800
Additional Meals $200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $350
Books and Classroom Materials $160
Personal Expenses $1,100
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $2,710.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $10,780
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    All meals (3 meals a day)
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $800
Additional Meals $200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $350
Books and Classroom Materials $160
Personal Expenses $1,100
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $2,710.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.