Study Art and Design Abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Volunteer opportunities available
  • International excursion in fall semester

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.6 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to advanced Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental forms
  • Completion of an oral interview
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 13, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
$9,980
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
$9,980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Sep 8, 2018 - Early Apr, 2019
$18,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Jan 5, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
$9,980

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 20, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 25, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 20, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 15, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-18 credit hours

This program offers advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity to study art and design abroad by taking integrated courses with local Costa Rican students in the areas of advertising design, architecture, digital animation, interior design, photography, and product design. Students are highly encouraged to complete an intensive month of Spanish upon arrival and may consider taking one elective course in Spanish for international students to complement their studies with local students. Program fees include a maximum of up to 18 credit hours, which may consist of a mix of integrated courses with Costa Rican students and 1-2 courses designed for visiting international students.

All students will complete an online Spanish written placement test prior to departure. Students who do not demonstrate a high level of Spanish will be asked to consider alternate program options at Veritas for visiting international students.

TRANSCRIPTS

All students receive a transcript from the Universidad Veritas upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

2014-02-11 at 18-10-46Hannah Stack is the San José Program Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Costa Rica.

Resident Director

Francy Orozco is the San José Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Costa Rica.

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