Costa Rica Overview
Known for its impressive biodiversity, stunning natural beauty, and environmental awareness, Costa Rica also boasts top-notch universities that offer extensive academic courses and great opportunities for adventure and ecotourism. You will have the possibility to explore the country's exquisite nature, vibrant culture, and immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan capital of San José.
What Our Students are Saying
"This was the best experience of my life! My directors, host family, and the other program students made this an experience I will never forget! Pura Vida!"
Andrea T.University of Central Missouri
"The experience helped me to develop a priceless worldview, to meet friends from all different places as well as lifestyles, and to learn in a way that a normal university classroom simply cannot fulfill."
Audra B.The Ohio State University
"My experience in Costa Rica was amazing, I really feel like I belong here after meeting local students, spending time with my host family and helping in an elementary school. I definitely want to come back soon!"
Bayza S.Illinois State University
"This was truly the best time of my life. I gained so much in Spanish and in personal growth. It was incredible. I would not trade one second of my time abroad."
Jazmyn S.Capital University
"Studying abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica was one of the best decisions that I have ever made! Being completely immersed in a Spanish-speaking country and living with a host family improved my language communication skills dramatically. Costa Rica is a beautiful country, and exploring its natural wonders along with its rich culture is something that I will never forget. "
Julianna P.Western Carolina University
"The ISA staff was so helpful every step of the way. In Costa Rica, the directors were knowledgeable and obviously very experienced. All the elements that they organized (homestay, excursions, cultural activities, etc) were wonderful!"
Kayla S.University of Nebraska