campus wide alert

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 Program on Facebook:

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

The trip cost is $4,000 and includes weekend trips, breakfast and dinner during week, transportation, flight, lodging,  6 hours tuition credit, and travel abroad insurance.

Deposits, Limits & Deadlines
Students can pay their $750 deposit in the Business Office beginning December 1, 2014. The trip is limited to 25 students; deposits will be closed once the limit is reached. Final payments of $3250 are due March 1, 2015.


  • 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 from study abroad in Costa Rica below:

icon_photo.gifPHOTOS: Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Interested parties should please direct questions to Ben Smith at

icon_fb.pngLike the Costa Rica Facebook page for updates and announcements:



*All information contained here or on all related pages is subject to change without notice*