November 13, 2017/
An earthquake struck the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica on Sunday evening around 8:30 pm local time. There were multiple aftershocks felt through the night. Our onsite director, Jessenia Quiros, confirmed with our office early this morning that all students on our Costa Rica program are safe and accounted for. There are currently no reports of damage or injury in the city where the students are located, Heredia. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will contact you immediately with any updates.
Sol Education Abroad HQ in Austin, TX and SOL onsite directors in Heredia, Costa Rica are fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of your student while abroad. This is our top priority!
In addition to responding to the daily needs of our students, and helping them to experience growth in a new environment, we take responsibility for monitoring the political, social and environmental climate of our program locations (including the campuses, host family neighborhoods, volunteer & cultural activity sites).
We will continue to monitor the climate in Costa Rica and we encourage you to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns about anything you may have heard in the media. Please contact our Austin, Texas office at 512-380-1003 or contact your student’s onsite director using the information provided in the director biography.
Elisha Smith, Director