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  • Locations: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Semester, Spring, Summer, Winter Break
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  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 06/07/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 07/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/23/2019 12/13/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 07/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/23/2019 05/08/2020
Summer 2019 07/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2019 08/03/2019
J-Term 2020 11/20/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/26/2019 01/17/2020
Spring 2020 12/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2020 05/08/2020
Fall 2020 06/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program: Third Party Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
GPA (Minimum Requirement): 2.5 Program Fee: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Academic Areas of Study: Anthropology, Area Studies, Arts and Theatre, Biology, Consumer Science, Education, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Credit Hours: Homestay or Host Family
Program Description:
Study in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Live in a small beach town on the Pacific Ocean with ferry access to the Nicoya Peninsula
  • Take courses from four levels of Spanish and/or in Ecological Studies
  • Study in small groups with field experience
  • Participate in independent research or volunteer in field-related institutions
  • Savor your proximity to breathtaking national parks and nature reserves
  • Discover interesting and beautiful areas of Costa Rica on field trips                                                                                                         
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Quick Details
Available Terms
Two 5-week summer sessions
January (3-week session) 
Fall or Spring semester  

Programs Of Study
 Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Ecology, and Latin American Studies

Language of Instruction
English /Spanish
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