Spanish Language Immersion: Costa Rica

Program Dates: May 28 – June 25 (including travel to and from Costa Rica)

In conjunction with The Costa Rican Language Academy

Costa Rica

Language Immersion in Costa Rica, 2016.

Cost: TBA

Cost Includes:

Course tuition, home stay accommodations with a Costa Rican family, all breakfasts, dinners and laundry service.  International Student Identity Card & Emergency Coverage, International Medical Insurance, San Jose Airport Pick-up Service and 6 credit hours Spanish Language transferable to UCA.

Cost does NOT include:

Airfare & Transportation Fees while abroad, Lunches (available for purchase within walking distance or at the school), Weekend Excursions & Optional Activities.

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Language Immersion in Costa Rica, 2015.

Course Details:

Courses are held 5 hours per day Monday through Thursday.  Students will get credit for six (6) hours of electives. Normally those courses required for the major or minor in Spanish must be taken in residence.  Approval by Dept. of World Languages is required.

In addition, CRLA offers the following services for UCA students:
Latin Dance Classes, Weekly Conversation Classes, Weekly Costa Rican Cooking Classes, 24-hour airport pick-up, Books and class materials, Internet service & Wireless internet access, Telephone for local calls & Mail service, Fresh coffee & fruit refreshments, Wholesaler tour rates for students (optional excursions/activities), Travel arrangements, bus ticket purchase and hotel reservations.


Course option offered on all language immersion study abroad programs with approval by Honors College. Please contact Patricia Smith, Assistant Dean •  McAlister 305A (501) 450-5295


“For me, the trip to Costa Rica boosted my confidence in speaking Spanish which made me a much better communicator…having to navigate situations on a daily basis really helped my language skills!” – Katie Beck, participant of Language Immersion in Costa Rica 2015.

Assisting Faculty

Dr. Jaime Zambrano • Irby Hall Room 207E • Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

For more information regarding this experience, visit the website below.

Costa Rica 2015

Photo submitted by Costa Rica Language Participant.

How do I apply?

Complete the online study abroad application, found on the tab above labeled “Apply Now” then follow the instructions provided. You must make an appointment to submit your completed application to the Office of Study Abroad.

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Participants in the 2016 Costa Rica Spanish Language Immersion Program.