• Homestay with Costa Rican families

Homestay with Costa Rican families

Living with a host family is the easiest way for students to experience Costa Rican culture and practice their Spanish. Our homestays tend to be one of the main highlights of studying abroad at Veritas.

Homestay with Costa Rican families

Living with a host family is the easiest way for students to experience Costa Rican culture and practice their Spanish. Our homestays tend to be one of the main highlights of studying abroad at Veritas.

Homestay with Costa Rican families

Homestay Families

Many of our homestay families have worked with Veritas for several years. New families are personally interviewed and vetted by our staff, including a home visit to ensure that the accommodations meet our standards. We evaluate homestay accommodations based on: distance from the university, general neighborhood environment, overall appearance, cleanliness, size of the home, student accommodations and living space. Most importantly, Veritas considers the family’s motivation for wanting to host study abroad students.

 

Accomodation

Students will have a private room, and will be provided breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. Laundry service is provided once a week. Lunch can be purchased on or near campus during the week for $4-10. All families live within walking distance (less than 1.5 kilometers) from campus. Veritas also provides a shuttle for students with evening classes or extracurricular activities. The safety of our students is priority.

If you wish to stay with a host family, please specify on the application, and fill out the housing form.

The Homestay program is $29 per day.

Contact Pamela Badilla, our Student Affairs and Homestay Coordinator, at the Center for International Programs with questions about homestay. She can be reached at pbadilla@veritas.cr or (+506) 2246-4645.

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SUSTAINABILITY

MISSION


The Center for International Programs and Sustainability Studies at Universidad Veritas is committed to offering innovative courses and programs, to develop an interdisciplinary and sustainability-focused mindset in an inclusive intercultural learning platform for international students in pursuit of becoming leaders and service-oriented citizens in a changing, challenging and diverse world.


VISION


The Center for International Programs and Sustainability Studies at Universidad Veritas aspires to become the top Latin American Sustainability, Conservation, and Human Development Study Abroad destination for international students committed to becoming active equitable and inclusive environmental, social, political, and business leaders and mentors throughout their careers.

BIOMOLECULAR LABORATORY

The molecular biology lab (BIOMOL) at Universidad VERITAS is focused on the application of genetic approaches to address applied research questions in population ecology, evolution, and conservation of vertebrates and invertebrates in the Pacific and Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Our research emphasizes on aquatic animal, particularly species of conservation and management concern such as sharks, rays, sea turtles and invertebrates.

BIOCENTER

The VERITAS Green Lab Biocenter is a rural research center managed by the Center for International Programs and Sustainability Studies located in El Jobo, Guanacaste. It’s rustic setting and closeness to the ocean (4 miles) are perfect for conservation, agro-ecology, entomology, marine biology and other community-based research projects. Used for academic studies, High School programs and camps, international faculty-led programs, Spanish classes, yoga, art, spiritual retreats and other activities.

EXPERIENCE VERITAS

In Veritas we take pride in providing our students not only with an incredible academic experience but also a cultural and traveling adventure.

BLOG

"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"

- Wendell Kirkman | Indiana State University -