You will study at the Latin University of Costa Rica campus. Originally founded in 1986 as the Universidad Interamericana, the Latin University of Costa Rica is among the most renowned private universities in Costa Rica. As a member of the Laureate International network of higher education, it draws students from throughout Costa Rica and the world. The university is located on a spacious, modern campus landscaped with tropical plants, ficus, and pine trees. Students enjoy abundant green space for studying outside and playing intramural sports. First-rate academics combined with a beautiful locale make the Latin University of Costa Rica Heredia campus a world-class location to study abroad.
Accreditation: The Latin University of Costa Rica (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica), or ULatina, is a fully accredited university by the government of Costa Rica and is internationally recognized.
Sessions: Summer, Semester, Winter Break, Intensive Spanish Program, Spring Break
History & Size: Latin University of Costa Rica campus is part of the ULatina system, which has 12 branches in Costa Rica. The Heredia campus alone enrolls about 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 35 different degree programs (17 bachillerato, 8 licenciatura, 3 diplomados, and 15 master programs). The university offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, Psychology, Information Systems Engineering, Pre-school Education, Special Education, Interior Design, Civil, Industrial, Electrical Engineering, and Architecture.
Class Information: Class size depends on the program you choose. Spanish language classes and electives, such as Latin American Civilization and Culture and Latin American Literature, are usually with 3 to 10 fellow study abroad students. Language and elective classes are typically held in the morning or afternoon Monday through Friday. Advanced-level Spanish students are encouraged to take classes with locals. Classes with locals range in size from 15 to 30 students. They are offered in the morning, afternoon, or evening, Monday to Friday.
Facilities: The state-of-the-art campus offers open-air and outdoor common areas, a full-size soccer field, a small outdoor basketball court, a cafeteria serving typical Costa Rican meals and pizza, and two open-air cafes for snacks or coffee between classes. There is an on-site copy center for printing and photocopying documents, library, indoor group and silent study areas, an internet lab, on-site nurse, and campus-wide wireless internet access. Student groups include a soccer team, theater group, and band.
Teaching Style: You may find that teaching styles abroad are different from what you are used to. Our directors are always available to arrange tutoring and any other assistance you may need concerning the academic component of the program. With prior written notice, academic accommodations can be arranged for students with learning disabilities.
Transcript: Your transcript is issued by the Latin University of Costa Rica and is processed through the Sol Education Abroad office. Your official transcript is mailed directly to your home university.
Latin University of Costa Rica
Frente al Mall Paseo de las Flores
Heredia, Costa Rica