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Study Abroad in Costa Rica



Full immersion in not only learning the Spanish language but in experiencing the culture in Central America.


Catawba's Costa Rica Summer Language Program will be offered again in 2015. View the itinerary below and stay tuned for more information!


  • Sunday, May 17
    • Transfer Airport - Host families 
  • Monday, May 18
    • Welcome speech and Spanish test 
    • Classes 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
    • 4 Hours per day 
  • Wednesday, May 20
    • San Jose City Tour am 
    • 1st weekend, May 23-24 
    • Arenal Volcano 
  • Wednesday, May 27
    • Poas Volcano (optional Tour) 
  • Friday, May 29
    • Spanish exam 
  • 2nd weekend, May 30-31
    • Manuel Antonio beach 
  • Wednesday, June 3
    • La Paz Waterfall Garden 
  • 3rd weekend, June 5-7
    • Caribbean Trip (optional)
  • 4th Wednesday, June 10
    • Ram Luna Dinner and typical show (optional)
  • 4th Friday, June 12
    • Final Spanish Exam and presentations 
  • Last Saturday, June 13
    • Transfer out 
    • Cooking classes and dancing classes on weekdays 

 4 weeks of Spanish 80 hours (6 Spanish Credits)


View photos and blogs or read more about the program below:

icon_photo.gifPHOTOS: Study Abroad in Costa Rica

icon_video_sm.gifVIDEO: Bungee Jumping in Costa Rica

icon_blog.gifBLOG: Travels in Costa Rica

Interested parties should please direct questions to Ben Smith at

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