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Academics

We prioritize student learning through the design and management of all of our programs
After embarking on a summer abroad with us, students will:
  • Develop intercultural competence, cross-cultural understanding, language acquisition, and professional skills applicable to any industry through an immersive learning opportunity

  • Become critical thinkers and globally minded citizens with international experience that will prove as invaluable in whichever track they take upon graduation

  • Build mutually beneficial partnerships abroad by working with our international partners on service learning projects and understand the reciprocity behind these relationships as well as their value added to the work

 

Program Spotlight: Costa Rica

 

We partner with Veritas University in San Jose - one of the top-ranked institutions in Central America. Their academic specializations draw from Costa Rica's distinct geography, biology, politics, international business, environmental protection, human rights record, and healthcare system ensuring that students receive a truly global education.

 

Students have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of over 50 courses offered in English, as well as Spanish courses for all levels. Typical academic programs run for 4-5 weeks, though students can extend their learning for up to 10 weeks with a custom program! We also offer the option to culminate any academic program with a hands-on 3-week internship with one of our local partners.

 

Students who participate in our academic programs have access to the university's extracurricular activities and classes, in addition to two weekend excursions and community service opportunities organized by Student-Athletes Abroad.

"I took a class this summer and it was an awesome experience. I met people from all over the United States and made friends I will never forget. I got to live like a local, meet ticos, and try awesome food. The excursions felt like mini vacations and were always so much fun. Service was probably my favorite part as I got to meet some awesome kids, and practice my Spanish as I did it."

- Costa Rica Program Participant