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Summer in Costa Rica

On the Summer in Costa Rica program, you will enroll in a summer session at Universidad Veritas. As a CISabroad student, you’ll spend five or eight weeks in San Jose. Veritas provides the opportunity for you to improve your Spanish ability in and out of the classroom.  A combination of language courses designed for any Spanish level and the opportunity to live with a Costa Rican family will surely help immerse you in the language and culture of this diverse country.

While CISabroad works closely with NYIT, you will need to apply and pay all program fees directly to CISabroad. While we can assist in the search for your ideal programs, it is important that you are aware of how the experience will fulfill credits back at NYIT. If you have any questions about this process, please contact

A few highlights of this program include:

• Classes with international students – Your fellow classmates  will be a great balance of students from across the US and many countries around the world.
• Perfect location – You’ll be minutes from the heart of San Jose, so you can easily explore the city, as well as the beautiful nearby national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns on both Coast that make Costa Rica famous!
• Live with a Costa Rican family – Truly immerse yourself and see how Costa Ricans live! Two meals a day are included in the CISabroad package
• Great excursions – A day trip and a weekend excursion with your fellow study abroad students are included in the program. Take a city tour, wander through the local markets, and try some exotic tropical fruit as you explore the rain forest for the perfect summer abroad in Costa Rica.

The University

Universidad Veritas is one of the best private universities in Central America. You can enroll in a variety of English and Spanish-language classes and also immerse yourself through on-campus activities, local excursions, and a Costa Rican language-exchange partner. The University has approximately 1,500 Costa Rican students and over 300 study abroad students from all over the world.  As a CIS study abroad student, you’ll get outstanding staff support, from academic advising to personal and cultural counseling. At the same time, you’ll have all the freedom you need to explore one of the most beautiful countries in the world and make it your home.  Improve your Spanish in their small classrooms oriented to advance your language skills while studying in your major. The Universidad Veritas is renowned for its Business courses, Marketing courses and so much more! Earn credits for your major while studying in one of the most beautiful places on earth!


  • Summer in Costa has two options: A Five-week Language and Culture program and an Eight-week Language and Culture program: You will take one Spanish language course and one to two electives taught in English depending on your desired program length.
  • GPA Required: 2.5. How to choose your courses: As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found on the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps.
  • Once you’re accepted into the program, we will send you instructions for taking an online placement exam so that Veritas can begin to assess your level of Spanish. Then, on the first day of classes at Veritas, you will have an oral examination to determine the ideal course level for you.
  • Course load: 2-3 classes (8–11 US credits). Language courses at Veritas are worth five credits each.
  • Course approval: It is best to get 2–3 elective classes approved before you go abroad. This way you will have plenty of classes to choose from and some flexibility in setting up your schedule.
  • Course descriptions and catalog: Click here for a list of English electives. Please note that not all courses may be available over the summer as availability is based on enrollment.

For additional information please contact:

Mr. Tammen Nicholson:
Phone: 360.296.8023

Dr. Diamando Afxentiou
Executive Associate Dean and Director of Experiential Education
Phone: 212.261.1602

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