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CCNY Summer Program- San Jose Costa Rica

Study Abroad Programs at City College

CCNY Summer Program- San Jose Costa Rica

Costa Rica Ocean View


Summer 2015

Dates: July 6th - August 7th, 2015

Credits: 3 - 7

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Costa Rica had more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 50 years without a military. This was abolished in 1948, and the money that the country saves from not having armed forces is invested in improving the quality of life of its citizens. This contributes to the social peace that makes Costa Rica a welcoming place to visit.  Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is divided in 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, and a series of protected areas that captivate its visitors.

The Center for International Programs (CIP) at VERITAS offers a wide variety of programs of different lengths in Costa Rica that can be combined and customized for different educational needs.

The Universidad Veritas is a fully accredited university by the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica. The program offers a total immersion concept and stresses academic excellence as well as enabling students to enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. Founded in 1975, the university was first a private school, but is now an independent institution of higher education with over 1500 students. English elective courses are also available.

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Art and Humanities Environmental Sciences
  • ART 2130: Mural Painting and Public Art (3 Credits)

  • ETH 3100: Selected Topics in Afro-Caribbean Studies (3 Credits)

  • PHOT 2100: Ecological Photography (4 Credits)


Business, Economics, and Communication
  • COMM 3070: Creative Conflict Resolution (4 Credits)

  • ECON 3403: Intro to International Economics in Latin America (3 Credits)  


Environmental Sciences
  • ENV 3044: Tropical Ecology (4 Credits)

  • ENV 3190: Tropical Marine Biology (4 Credits)

  • ENV 4040: Environmental Awareness and Sustainable Development (4 Credits)


Health and Human Development
  • HIS 3293: Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicines (4 Credits)


History, Politics, and International Relations
  • POL 2500: Human Rights in Latin America (3 Credits)

  • POL 3100: Costa Rican Tradition: Peace and Democracy (3 Credits)


Elective Courses Taught in Spanish
  • SPN 3020: Lecturas Selectas de la Literatura Latinoamericana (3 Credits)

  • SPN 4390: El Cine y la Literatura Latinoamericana (3 Credits)



Important Dates (mandatory meetings):

- Interview with Study Abroad: April 27th - May 1st, 2015
- Pre-Departure Orientation: May 15th, 2015 at 5:00pm
- Deadline for payment of Program costs and CUNY - Tuition: TBA
- Deadline for all Application Materials: May 15th, 2015 (Extended deadline)



Application Fee: $300.00
CUNY Tuition: 3 - 7 Credits

*Program costs: $2,000.00

Airfare: $500.00 (Estimated)


*Program cost includes homestays/ housing, meals, excursions, airport pick up, and class materials. Airfare is not included.