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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring, Summer Session I, Summer Session II
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  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session I 2024 03/15/2024 03/15/2024 TBA TBA
Summer Session II 2024 03/15/2024 03/15/2024 TBA TBA
Full year 2024-2025 05/15/2024 05/15/2024 08/16/2024 05/10/2025
Fall 2024 05/15/2024 05/15/2024 08/16/2024 12/07/2024
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 10/15/2024 01/10/2025 05/10/2025
Full year 2025-2026 02/15/2025 04/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 02/15/2025 04/01/2025 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Instruction language: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third party
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Class level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Academic areas: Anthropology, Art history, Biology, Business, Dance, Ecology, Economics, English, General science, Internships or service learning, Latin American studies, Political science, Spanish Credit type: Transfer Credit
Tuition payment made to: Program provider
Program Description:
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Study abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

Study and explore the language and culture by selecting courses ranging from four levels of Spanish to ecological and Latin American studies, and participating in volunteer and internship opportunities. 

Take advantage of outdoor recreation by taking a selfie with a sloth on the Caribbean coast, and explore the vast rainforest, volcanoes, nature reserves, and other beautiful areas of Costa Rica on field trips. 

Immerse yourself in the local culture by practicing your Spanish by spending time with local students. 

Enjoy the benefits of easy access to the cultural, historic, and urban highlights of the capital city, San Jose, and the Pacific Ocean.

What's included

Tuition and fees
Housing information assistance
Personalized pre-departure advising
Visa guidance
Parental support and advisement
Scholarship advising and assistance
Transcript assistance
Student health insurance
Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
24-hour emergency support
And more...





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Learn More About The USAC Heredia Program
Historically, USAC awards more than $2 million in scholarships, grants, and discounts annually.  
USAC is an award-winning nonprofit international education provider. Since 1982, USAC has provided affordable, valuable study abroad programs that enable you to enhance your academics while providing opportunities and lessons that build interpersonal, time-management, problem-solving, and adaptability skills that will aid in your career development.