University Exchange in Costa Rica
Whether you are just getting started in your academic career or you already have a degree, we can help you find a university program that will suit you. You can study for a semester and get credits in your current university program, or sign up for a full program, whether it is at bachelor, master or PhD level.
We are in contact with the major universities in San José, which offer a multitude of majors in fields such as
Arts and letters
For the full list of participating universities and programs, please contact us and we’ll find the right one for you.
To offer you and integrated experience and increase your chances of success, it is recommend you attend a 4-week spanish course. We will also take care of finding an appropriate accommodation for you and help you discover what Costa Rica has to offer with our weekend trips.
AccommodationA great way to learn spanish and get immersed in the Costa Rican culture is to live with a host family. You will form strong bonds with locals, adults and children alike, eat typical meals and get insight on the best spots to visit during your stay. If you feel like being independent, you can also rent a room in a house, getting access to the amenities and having some support from your house-mates. Finally, if you’d rather have your own space you can also get your own fully furnished appartment.
Spanish classesSpeaking the language is essential to having a successful internship as it will allow you to better understand your colleagues get your points accross, as well as open up doors to work across all of Latin America and Spain. It will also improve your relationships with your host family and any friends you will meet along the way. Our mandatory 4-week courses will kick-start your spanish speaking and writing skills and set you up for success.
We will give you tips about the best restaurants, cafés, movie theaters, etc. so that you can have fun during your free time. We can also set you up with organized recreational activities including
Guided toursCosta Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America. With its access to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans patched with white and black beaches, its dozens of protected national parks as well as its diverse fauna and flora, it is the perfect destination to get away from the big city life and learn to embrace a slower, calmer way of life. We offer dozens of weekend trips and expeditions, from a half day to 3 days, so you can explore Costa Rica on your time off.
What else is included?
Support from our staff on-site
2-day Introduction in San José
Application for visa extension
Transportation to your accommodation
Certificate at the end of your stay
What isn’t included
Airfare to and from Costa Rica
Passport and visa fees
Return trip to San José
Health and travel insurance
Hotel in San Jose if necesary
What others have to say
Forget the well-known online job placements for which you pay for an internship position for half a year up to 7000 €. Dominic
Housed in an apartment, my daughter was in Mary’s family. They took very good care of her, especially at the beginning when she was still unsure.
Thank you Maria! Ute