Study abroad at VERITAS
For students who wish to study abroad in Costa Rica, but are not fluent in Spanish, Veritas offers a broad range of elective courses all taught in English. Courses have a minimum enrollment policy of 6 students. 4 credit (60 hrs.) courses have mandatory field sessions and some may require Laboratory hours.
Spanish Taught Courses are offered exclusively to students with an advanced level of Spanish. See the Calendar for details.
Classes include the analysis of linguistic and extra-linguistic elements during interactive reading,writing and conversation. Placement depends on an assessment of the structural knowledge and the results of the ACTFL interview. All levels evaluate the student's oral, listening, reading and writing skills.
This program fully embodies the idea of practical learning, as students are immersed in a 2 to 3-week intensive, short-term course. Most courses are a combination of class contact hours and practical field activities. Some of these courses require a 1-week online component prior to coming to Costa Rica.
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Study Abroad Costa Rica by Veritas University
Costa Rica is definitely a great choice if you would like to study abroad. Veritas University has a large variety of learning courses such as Latin America Architecture, Drawing, Painting and Public Art, Documentary Appreciation, Latin America Tropical Dance, Afro Caribbean Studies, Spanish courses and more.
Costa Rica cultural information
It is considered the happiest country in Latin America according to the World Happiness Report (2016). It is a safe country for locals and tourists.
Costa Rica has no army; this was abolished by the famous José Figueres Ferrer on December 1, 1948.
Costa Rica Nature will amaze you
Jungles and virgin beaches, indescribable landscapes and more than a hundred active and inactive volcanoes. It is considered by UNESCO as a Natural Heritage of Humanity and is the country with the greatest biodiversity in the world. Its inhabitants are very gentle and cheerful.
Costa Rica official currency is the Colón. Due to its location, Costa Rica does not have the four defined seasons, but two. These are marked by rainfall and not by hours of sunlight. The inhabitants are Costa Rican; however, it is more common to refer to themselves as ticos. A very popular expression among the Ticos is "Pura Vida" It is used daily to greet, to emphasize that they are good, to refer to the quality of someone as a good person and even to say goodbye.
"I became way more curious about the world, I want to travel more now, I want to meet more people, learn more things, and I’ve made a lot of friends both Costa Rican and American and from all over the world"