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Universidad Veritas
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Housing Option:
Home stay, Residence hall Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Affiliate, Internship
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Earned Hours Required: 30 S.H. Language Courses Offered: Spanish
Program Advisor: Ehren Kuzekov Areas of Study: Art, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Photography, Political Science, Spanish
FL/GI Requirement: Yes
Program Description:

Universidad Veritas

San José, Costa Rica


Eligibility: You must be a sophomore or higher upon arrival to Costa Rica and meet WIU study abroad eligibility requirements.  Open to all majors. 

Location: San José is the capital and the largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, San José is the seat of the national government, the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub for the country. The population of San José Canton is approximately 366,000 though the metropolitan area stretches beyond the canton limits and comprises a third of the country’s population. Universidad Veritas is located in the eastern part of the city (Zapote), ten minutes from downtown San José. 

Academics: Universidad Veritas is a private Art, Design and Architecture University. There are approximately 1,800 students enrolled in seven different schools: Architecture, Advertising Design, Digital Animation, Film & Television, Interior Space Design, Product Design and Photography. The majority of courses are taught in Spanish and a number of courses are available in English.  Intensive Spanish language courses are also available and program durations range from four weeks to a whole semester.

Housing: You can choose to stay in one of the privately owned residencies located near the campus or in a homestay with a local family. Homestays provide you with your own private room and breakfast and dinner daily, seven days per week.  In addition, laundry service is provided once a week. All families live within walking distance (less than a mile) from campus; however, Veritas has a shuttle system that goes back and forth to the neighborhood for students who have evening classes. 

Internships: 8-16 week internships are available either with intensive Spanish language or by themselves.

Program dates:

 Fall semester: September — December

 Spring semester: January — April

 Summer semester: May — August


Priority application dates:

Fall and summer semester: March 1st

Spring semester: October 1st












Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** 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.