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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring Semester, Summer I, Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2018 12/07/2018

** 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.
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Program Sponsor: Partner Program Tier Level (SPU Partner Programs): 1 - No Additional Fee
Areas of Study: Art History, Biology, Business, Dietetics & Nutrition, Ecology, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Spanish Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Type: Homestay
Program Description:
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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  
Yearlong 


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

Language of Instruction
English /Spanish
USAC is a non-profit organization that offers programs in 28 countries, with many locations unique for study abroad.
Discover where you'll study abroad at usac.edu.
 
 
 


SPU Partner Program: Tier 1

 
Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarshps.
 
For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost

What's Included:
  • Tuition
  • USAC prearranged housing placement service
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Immigration visa guidance
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • Transcript assistance
  • Student health insurance
  • Airport pick-up for those on the group flight
  • USAC mandatory orientation in Chengdu
  • Host university student ID card
  • 24-hour local emergency staff support
  • Program-organized field trips
  • Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
  • Volunteer opportunities 
What's Not Included: 
  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Provider Application Fees & Deposits (when applicable)
  • Passport
  • Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
  • Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at studyabroad@spu.edu.
For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad