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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.75
Areas of Study: Art, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Hispanic Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Marine Science, Mathematics, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater Studies, Zoology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish Class Year: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Spanish Program Features: Language Intensive
Program Description:
Location
Heredia, Costa Rica
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When
Fall, Spring, and Year

Study for a semester or a year in one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world. Situated in Heredia, the Universidad Nacional combines excellent academics with extensive opportunities to get involved in campus life and the surrounding community.
 
Application Deadline
Spring: October 15
Fall: April 1

 
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Host Universities
Universidad Nacional
 
IFSA-Butler Services
Academics
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
Housing
  • IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family
  • Three meals per day and laundry service are included in the program fee
  • Only one IFSA-Butler student per each host family for maximum cultural and language integration
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Intensive language program
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
Finances
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.html) for more information about our scholarship opportunities.

    Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica): IFSA-Butler also offers a special Costa Rica scholarship of $1,000. Click here (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.html) for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
For more information or to contact this program's advisor, click here or follow the link below to apply.


 
Contact Us
1100 West 42nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3345
800-858-0229
www.ifsa-butler.org
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org
 




Further information about IFSA-Butler Costa Rica specific to Wheaton College students

Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above.  

Note Calendar Differences:
U.S. Fall = Semester 2: July - mid November                             U.S. Spring = Semester 1: late January - mid June

Admission Requirements:
Four semesters of university level Spanish or the equivalent. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Courses & Credits:
Students enroll in five to six courses each semester: a mandatory Spanish Language class and courses at the university. Additionally, you can choose to enroll in one IFSA-Butler course.15 to 16 U.S. semester hours will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Costa Rica. 

Housing & Meals:
Students live with families providing three meals per day and laundry service.

Fees:
Wheaton Tuition, Room and Board. This includes one round-trip ticket from Boston or New York to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).

Other Expenses:
Passport and visa fees, local transportation, books and supplies, required CISI Supplemental Health & Accident Insurance and personal expenses

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                        For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
                                                                                                               
                        Center for Global Education
                        5  Howard Street
                        Wheaton College
                        Norton, MA 02766-2322
                        globaled@wheatoncollege.edu
                        508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.