Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica
Study Abroad in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover a country of friendly people and breathtaking scenery. The mountainous landscape is dotted with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Costa Rica is situated between two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it miles of stunning seashore that supports an amazing array of sea life. It is considered one of the best places in the world to study Spanish due to the clear and enjoyable accent of its inhabitants.
You will live in the cool highlands of Costa Rica in the beautiful city of Heredia, known as the "City of Flowers". Heredia is located only 20 minutes from the capital city of San José, yet retains the atmosphere of a smaller Costa Rican town. Heredia provides a wonderful mix of old and new and is the perfect place to study Spanish and explore Costa Rica.
Latin University of Costa Rica
The Latin University of Costa Rica (Unversidad Latina de Costa Rica, or ULatina for short) is a private, fully accredited university founded in 1986. It has a full range of degrees for students that come from all over the world. The university is located on a spacious campus set amongst pine trees and abundant green space for studying outside and intramural sports. First-rate academics combined with a beautiful locale make the ULatina a world-class location for study abroad.
Homestay (Room & Board) & Meals
There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. You will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with your family.
Rain Forest, Hot Springs & La Fortuna Waterfall (Arenal Volcano region)
Experience the natural beauty of the Arenal Volcano region. Hike to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls and soak in the soothing waters of local hot springs surrounded by lush rainforest.
Relax on tropical white-sand beaches and observe toucans, monkeys, sloths, and iguanas in their natural habitat.
Zipline & Canopy Tour
Experience the thrill of a zipline tour through the canopy of the Costa Rican cloud forest!
Experience the rush of white-water rafting through Costa Rica’s tropical landscapes.
San José City Tour
Tour the historical capital city of Costa Rica and visit its many cultural landmarks.
Panama (included in semester programs, optional during summer)
Get off the beaten path, and travel to one of Costa Rica’s beautiful neighbors and experience the life and culture of another Central American country.
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Costa Rica and Heredia. These can include: • Coffee Tour • Traditional Cooking Classes • Dance Classes • Movie Night • City Tours • Festivals & Markets • Wildlife Rescue Center
Note: This program is a Non-CU Denver program, also referred to as a Third Party Provider Program. Before beginning this application, you must meet with an advisor in the Office of Global Education to discuss the process of studying abroad on a non-CU Denver program. You can schedule an appointment here