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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: MSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Fee-Based Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
For over 25 years, thousands of students from around the world have enjoyed the wonderful uniqueness of VERITAS study abroad experience.  The school operates under the pillars of Design, Communication & Sustainability.  This program is characterized by its quality, affordability, diverse course catalog and unique cultural opportunities which are second to none.

​For more details about Veritas Universidad, please visit their website at

Program Length:  One summer session.  Dates:  May 25-June 26, 2020
​Courses align with College of Nursing, Health & Human Development, Liberal Studies, Modern Language, Global Health & Sustainability Studies minors
Host families, private room.  All families live within walking distance from campus.  

Breakfast & dinner provided 7 days a week by host family.
Lunch is extra cost.  Lunch tickets can be purchased if eating on campus.

Program Fees:
Airfare not included (estimate is $1,000 round trip)
Application fee $50
Study Abroad Fee $150
GeoBlue International Health Insurance $50
Homestay for duration of Summer Session (35 days) $1102
Enrollment/Registration Fee $195
​Course materials  $180
Airport pickup $39 each way
Tuition per course:  4 week Spanish course (classes start June 1) $792
Additional elective (classes start May 25th) $743
​Excursion package $515

Approved Course Options: Enrollment in courses will be a separate process and you'll be contacted with further information.
HHD 1020 Physical Therapy and rehab exercises for common sports injuries
HHD 1050 Holistic Health Approaches
​HHD 1070 Health & Nutrition:  A Sustainability Approach
​HHD 11100 Principles of Medical Entomology in the Tropics
HHD 3070 Conflict Resolution & Health Care
HIS 3293  Costa Rican Health Care System & Tropical Medicine
​PSY 2200 Health Psychology
Approved Spanish Courses: (taught in Spanish)
SPN 101      Basic Spanish 1 
SPN 102      Basic Spanish II
SSP 141      Basic Spanish for Health Professions
SPN 201      Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 202      Intermediate Spanish II
SSP 241      Intermediate Spanish for Health Professions
SPN 301      Advanced Spanish I
SPN 302      Advanced Spanish II
SPN 310      Advanced Conversational Spanish
SPN 304      Syllabi coming soon    
SPN 320      Cultural Heritage in Latin America
SPN 340      Syllabi coming soon
SPN 410     Syllabi coming soon
Other Spanish Courses 1 credit, taught afternoons
SPN 100      Communication & Basic Module Basic Level
SPN 200      Communication & Basic Module Intermediate Level
SPN 300      Communication & Basic Module Advanced Level

Eligibility Requirements:
​MSU students in good academic and conduct standing
​2.5 GPA
Approval of department

Deadline to apply:  March 15, 2020
APPLY ONLINE HERE through My Global Connection. 
A complete application includes: 
Acknowledgement of Participation and Pre-Departure Requirements
Additional Application Information
Short Essay
FERPA Information
Health History Form
Passport Information
Questions?  Please email Rachael Peters at

This program is currently not accepting applications.