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Winter Program | San Jose, Costa Rica

Study Abroad Programs at City College

Winter Program | San Jose, Costa Rica

Winter 2019

Dates: Janurary 6 - 24, 2019

Credits: 6

Costa Rica has enjoyed more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 50 years without military force. It's military 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 stability 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 that can be combined and customized for different educational needs. Universidad Veritas is a fully accreditied university by the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica. The program offers a total immersion concept and stresses academic excellence, while 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. 


The purpose of this program is to expose students to:

A general comprehension of the concepts and issues addressed in marine biology. An understanding of Costa Rican marine ecosystems, biodiversity and environmental issues through field work in coral reefs, sandy and muddy beaches, mangroves and estuaries. An appreciation for the importance of Integrated Costal Management. 


Before you go check the helpful links below:       

Center for Disease Control- Check for any travel notices.

U.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination.

Consulate General of Costa Rica-Find more information on visas.


 Important Dates (mandatory meetings):

- Deadline for all Application Materials: October 19, 2018
- Interview with Study Abroad: October 22- 26, 2018
- Pre-Departure Orientation: December 7, 2018 at 12noon 
- Deadline for payment of Program costs and CUNY - Tuition: Monday, December 3, 2018

CCNY TUITION: 6 ( $1,770.00) CREDITS
*PROGRAM COSTS: 2,100.00