UC Blue Ash College

Study Abroad 2020 Costa Rica

UC Blue Ash students in a Costa Rican national park

The Costa Rica Study Abroad program for 2020 has been canceled due to public health directives related to COVID-19. Check back to this site in the future for information about our 2021 study abroad programs.

The New Urban Jungle of Costa Rica: Growth and Expansion

UC Blue Ash students in the Costa Rican jungle

Immerse yourself in Spanish language and Costa Rican culture in Heredia, Costa Rica, the “City of Flowers.” Practice your Spanish with your Costa Rican host family, study at a Costa Rican language school, and travel to explore the natural beauty and biodiversity in the surrounding cities and national parks.

Program Course

The program offers one 3-credit hour course.

SPAN 2065 | Spanish Culture and Civilization-Study Abroad 

Taught by Professor Brian Hunter

(Fulfills HU and DC requirements)

This course has both a culture and a language component. In the culture component, students will investigate the various influences that have made Costa Rican urban growth among the most rapid in the Central American region and consider its impact on Costa Rican culture. This portion of the course is taught in English. In the language component, students will develop their Spanish-language skills during classes at a local language school.

White hacienda in Costa Rica village


  • Heredia
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Manual Antonio National Park
  • San José

Tentative Dates

June 5 to June 22, 2020

Program begins on campus prior to departure date. On-campus dates TBA.

Anticipated cost

$3,100* (plus tuition)
Includes meals, lodging, transportation and excursions.

Students are encouraged take advantage of the many scholarships and grants available for study abroad programs:

*price is tentative


Contact Information

Professor Brian Hunter