"Travelling in Costa Rica is simple and exciting. Direct bus connections from San Jose bring you to nearly all the main tourist destinations and even the lesser known places are easy to reach. There is an amazing number of different and fascinating landscapes to be discovered and experiences to be had." (translated, 2018)
Known for its progressive environmental policies and national approach to conservation, Costa Rica boasts more biodiversity per square meter than any country in the world. Our partner university, the Universidad de Costa Rica is located in the capitol, San Jose.
Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR)About the University
The Universidad de Costa Rica is the oldest and largest university in Costa Rica, originally established in 1843 as the Universidad de Santo Tomás. It is also considered a top research institution in Central America and the Caribbean.
Campus: San Jose
Population: 45,000 students
Faculties: Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Letters, Basic Sciences, Engineering, Health and Social Sciences
Language requirements: B2 Spanish
Housing: : The university offers an optional homestay program with a Costa Rica family.