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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer Session 1, Summer Session 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Cristina Sosa Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Comparative Literature, Dance, Ecology, Economics, Internship, Latin American Studies, Management, Nutrition, Political Science, Science, Spanish Program Options: Internship Credits
Key Word Search: Program Scholarships Available Host Institution: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Language(s) of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Prerequisite: 1 College-Level Semester
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Additional Requirements: 2 or more semesters college Spanish for upper level courses
Program Provider: USAC Program Type: Internship (Part), US/Int'l Student Center
In Classes With: Mostly US Students Minimum Class Standing: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing: Family Home Stay
Program Description:
Heredia, Costa Rica, campus
Study in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Explore the cultural, historic, and urban highlights of the capital city, San José; visit the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean, and Bocas del Toro, Panama; and participate in a field study to Cuba.
  • Join clubs, organizations, and participate in volunteer activities at the university community, all of which will help you practice your Spanish by spending time with Costa Rican students.
  • Enroll in internships, field studies, and volunteering opportunities related to your major.
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Quick Details
Available Terms
Two summer sessions 
Fall or Spring semester  

Programs Of Study
 Spanish Language, Environmental, and Latin American Studies

Language of Instruction
English /Spanish
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies 01/11/2019 05/10/2019
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies 08/23/2019 12/13/2019
Summer Session 2 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies 07/07/2019 08/03/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies 08/23/2019 05/08/2020
Summer Session 1 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies 05/31/2019 07/14/2019

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.