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Semester in San José, Costa Rica (Veritas)
San Jose, Costa Rica (Exchange Program)
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Major: Anthropology, Art Education -teaching, Art/Graphic Design, Art: Art History, Art: Studio, Biology, Biology: Ecology & Evolution, Chemistry, Communication, Communication- Theatre- Teaching, Communication/Electronic Meida: Electronic Media Leadership, Computer Science, Criminology, Earth Science, Economics, Finance, Global Studies, Health Promotion, History, Humanities, Interactive Digital Studies, Interior Design, Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Liberal and General Studies, Management: Business Adminstration, Manufacturing Design, Marketing, Movement and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Political Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish -Teaching, TESOL, TESOL -Teaching, TESOL/Spanish -Teaching, Textile and Apparel, Theatre, Theatre: Design and Prodcution Type of Programs: Exchange
Language: English, Spanish Work/Internship: Yes
Language Study Program: Yes Credit Type: Transfer
Credit Level: Undergraduate Housing Type: Host Family
ActivityType: Study Abroad Income Opportunities: No
Sponsorship: UNI Instructor-led: No
Capstone: No
Program Description:

Veritas University was founded in 1991 as a private art, design, and architecture university in San Jose, Costa Rica. There are 1,100 students enrolled, including international students. UNI students enroll in Spanish langauge courses as well as elective courses taught in English.

Semester  Costa Rica
Program Location
San Jose, located in the center of Costa Rica, is the capital of Costa Rica with a population of about 365,000 people. It makes up about 37% of the nation's population, therefore, giving you numerous venues of entertainment from nightclubs, casinos, and shopping malls to museums and restaurants. Costa Rica is an adventurer's palace. Travel outside the city, and you can go scuba diving, white water rafting, visit one of the many beautiful waterfalls or volcanoes, or take an exhilarating forest canopy tour.

According to Pacific Business News of Honolulu, Costa Rica was the number one adventure destination in 2003. One can understand why, when you have a pleasant climate year round and beautiful views of lush, green mountainsides surrounding this bustling city.
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The Center for International Programs (CIP) at VERITAS offers a wide variety of programs of different lengths in Costa Rica that can be combined and customized for different educational needs.

Programs are divided into 6 main areas: Intensive Spanish language Courses, Integrated Studies with Costa Rican students in the Art, Design and Architecture Departments, Elective courses in different major fields, Short Term Programs in different fields, Customized and Faculty Led Programs Logistics Support and Internship opportunities.


Academic Program

Veritas offers a unique academic program, in that, while it is geared a bit more toward students interested in Spanish language skills, it also offers many English taught electives. Students may take intensive language courses with little to no Spanish proficiency.

For advanced speakers, there is a myriad of English electives in areas such as International Business, Communication, Environmental Sciences, and the Fine Arts.

If you cannot break-away for a semester, consider the summer Language Immersion program taught by the university. Students may choose to study at any level of Spanish from 4-weeks to up to 12-weeks.

Accommodations and Meals

Veritas University has host family option for all sessions (fall, spring, summer), including 2 meals per day plus laundry services, and is within walking distance from the university.  During 2013-14 academic year, costs for host families were $25 per day.

Program Costs

Students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) plus study abroad fee to participate. The program budget sheet lists cost for any optional intensive language course, housing, food, round-trip air transportation, in-country transportation, international health insurance, visa, personal expenses, and books and supplies.
All budget amounts are estimates only.  Prices are subject to change.  If you have questions, please contact
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014 03/28/2014 
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2015 10/01/2014 10/08/2014 01/05/2015 05/01/2015
Fall 2015 03/02/2015 03/09/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015 03/02/2015 03/09/2015 TBA TBA

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