Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful, welcoming, and diverse countries in Latin America. There are over 10,000 identified species of plants, 850 species of birds, 800 species of butterflies, and 500 species of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Costa Rican Spanish is said to be among the easiest to understand, and makes an ideal location for second language learners. San Jose, the capital, offers a multitude of cultural activities including theaters, museums, parks, and nearby nature reserves. Read more about San Jose and Costa Rica.
NOTE: Due to COVID, the Spring 2022, Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 programs will be held in Mora Canton, a municipality of San Jose. Host families are located in Colon City and classes will be held in the town of El Rodeo. Transportation between Colon City and El Rodeo is provided.
Study at Universidad Fidelitas (Fidelitas)
Intensive Spanish Language and Spanish studies courses
Maximum of 18 credits per semester
Managed by Northern Arizona University
Transcripts issued by Northern Arizona University (NAU; accredited in the USA)
Cultural field trips
Affordable inclusive program fee
Pre-departure advising and planning
Onsite Director and 24/7 support
Semester, year & summer concentrations
Spanish Language & Hispanic Studies
Business & Spanish Language (Spring only)
Internships & Community Service
Academic Year (late August to late April)
Fall Semester (late August to mid December)
Spring Semester (mid January to late April)
Summer Session (late May to late June)
This program is managed by Northern Arizona University (NAU). NAU manages the enrollment process, pre-departure advising and on-site services.