This program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC); Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA). The Heredia program is ideal for students who are committed to learning the Spanish language and the diverse cultures of Latin America. Through formal coursework and personal interaction with the host culture, you will greatly expand your language skills and knowledge of Costa Rican society.
Heredia is a colonial city nestled in the foothills above San José‚ the capital of Costa Rica. Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, where USAC courses are held, is situated only a few blocks from downtown Heredia. The city is surrounded by coffee plantations and ranches and is one of the gateways to the majestic Poás Volcano.
The Heredia program offers three diverse academic areas: Spanish Language, Ecology, & Latin American Studies. See USAC for your course options.
The Heredia program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours and overseeing your general well-being.