UC Blue Ash College

Study Abroad 2025: Heredia, Costa Rica

Students and faculty chaperones posing together in Costa Rica

Latin American Culture and Civilization

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Spend two thrilling weeks in Heredia, Costa Rica, the “City of Flowers” in the summer of 2025. Improve your Spanish language skill by immersing yourself in the Spanish language while attending Intercultura, engage in experiential learning opportunities, learn about the Costa Rican Culture and explore your true meaning of Pura Vida! 

Long suspension bridge over Costa Rican river
City of Flowers sign in Costa Rican garden

Program Course

SPAN 2065 - Latin American Culture and Civilization I

  • 3 credit hours
  • Fulfills the UC General Education BoK requirement for SCE, HU, DCA
  • Professor Brian Hunter, PhD

Course Description

Latin American Culture and Civilization I (SPAN 2065) includes a Spanish language and cultural component to the course. For the Spanish language component students will attend Intercultura for 2 weeks where they will participate in language immersion courses with Native Spanish speakers.  Students will also participate in the numerous cultural activities provided, such as cooking classes, dance classes, movie night, and language exchange partners. For the cultural component of the course, students will explore and find their meaning on Pura Vida, because it does not have one single meaning. Students will visit local markets, museums and visit San José along with a weekend excursion to Arenal and Monteverde.

  • Tentative Dates: May 9 to May 24, 2025
  • Anticipated Costs: $3,500
  • Location Heredia, Costa Rica

Program Cost Includes:

  • International Airfare
  • Housing/Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner provided when with host family
  • Some meals on excursions
  • Cultural Excursions/Entrance Fees
  • Costs associated with language classes taught at Intercultura
  • CISI Insurance

Not included in Program Costs

  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees; please check the Frequently Asked Questions page for details on cost and time involved.
  • Some meals
  • Personal spending/souvenirs
  • Visa application/processing fees if applicable


Contact Information

UCBA Study Abroad