Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica

Heredia is a quaint, colonial city nestled in the foothills above San José‚ the capital of Costa Rica. The city is surrounded by coffee plantations and ranches and is one of the gateways to the majestic Poás Volcano.

Host Institution: The USAC Costa Rica program is housed at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica  (UNA), one of the most academically successful public universities in Costa Rica. In addition to UNA, there are two other universities in Heredia, creating the feel of a college town in which you are typically surrounded by Costa Rican college students. The USAC Costa Rica program offers a blend of Spanish and English content courses that cater to many Simmons majors and fulfill most Key Content Areas (KCAs).

Majors*: Courses available in English and Spanish in the following academic disciplines: art, history, anthropology, POLS/IR, nutrition, biology, and Spanish language & literature. USAC Costa Rica also offers classes that fulfill many Key Content Areas (KCAs).

Housing*: Students reside in homestay accommodation within commuting distance of campus.

Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA

For more information about the USAC Costa Rica program, please click here.

Apply here: Students can begin an application here.

*Coursework and housing are subject to change based on availability.


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