Costa Rica is a safe, exciting place to study for students interested in all kinds of subjects, from tropical ecology and biology to international relations and international business. Semester and year-long exchange programs are available through many US universities. Shorter seminar programs also exist for non-students. There are a large number of Spanish language-learning schools, most of which afford its students the chance for true cultural immersion through volunteer opportunities, weekend excursions, workshops on Costa Rican culture, dance lessons, and housing with host families.
Www.studyabroad.com has an extensive list of high school, academic, internship, intersession and language programs in Costa Rica. The following list is just a small sample:
The Monteverde Institute (www.mvinstitute.org) specializes in experiential learning. Courses include language and culture study, sustainable futures, and globalization and health studies.
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