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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer, Winter Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CEA Study Abroad 
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2021 07/17/2021
Fall 2021 06/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 08/28/2021 12/18/2021

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Global Internship Click here for a definition of this term Global Internship Type: Partial
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Homestay, Other
Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Check with Affiliate
Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Career Development, Independent Options, Language Immersion Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Business Administration, Communication, Education, Environmental Science, Health, International Studies, Languages & Literature, Marketing, Parks, Recreation, & Tourism, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Click here for a definition of this term Program Cost: $$
Program Description:

Study Abroad in San José

Dive into a country renowned for its amazing biodiversity and rich Latin American culture. The Study + Internship in San José program allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as visual arts, finance, tourism, and more. You have the option to take courses at Veritas University alongside your internship during the summer and semester programs. Build your professional network as you gain the hands-on international experience that employers value. Learn more about the benefits of a CEA internship.

 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
 Semester  2.75 Min GPA; 1 year of college at time of application; Spanish language level of intermediate & above  12-21
 Summer  2.75 Min GPA; 1 year of college at time of application; Spanish language level of intermediate & above  6-8


EXPLORE THIS PROGRAM APPLY WITH CEA

Where You'll Study

Located in downtown San José, the CEA San José Center – Extension courses are designed to increase your understanding of the diverse history, politics, culture, economics, and art of Costa Rica’s capital. The University of New Haven oversees the entire approval process surrounding CEA Study Center – Extensions, including faculty and courses.
Our partner institution, Veritas University, is known for its commitment to students from around the world; about 25% of the 2,000-member student body is international. Veritas offers a range of courses in fields like architecture, business, cultural studies, design, environmental science, health sciences, studio arts, and zoology. Courses are taught in English, and Spanish Language courses are available for all levels. Students receive a transcript from Veritas University and University of New Haven, CEA's School of Record, upon the completion of their program.

 
 

What's Included

  • Pre-Departure Advising
  • Airport Pickup
  • Housing
  • 24/7 Onsite Emergency Assistance
  • Excursions & Cultural Activities
  • and more

Excursions

  • Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • and more

Funding Options

CEA has several ways to help you fund your program, including scholarships, grants, and vouchers. Find out more about what we have to offer.

Learn more about funding



 

WHAT IS A GLOBAL INTERNSHIP?

A Global Internship is a Learning Abroad Program that provides unique workplace experiences abroad.  Global Internships are coordinated by one of our Affiliates – partner organizations that have been evaluated and approved by the University of Utah. Through direct relationships with companies, organizations, and governments in the host country, our Affiliates can connect you with your ideal internship opportunity. Internships are available in both English and the host language, depending on your preference. Many Affiliates provide helpful services such as visa support, housing, knowledgeable on-site staff to help you navigate your host country, and cultural field trips and excursions. 
 

WHY CHOOSE A GLOBAL INTERNSHIP?

Global Internships are immensely beneficial to your personal, academic and professional goals. While participating on a Global Internship, you can develop valuable skills such as:

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Project Management Experience
  • Time Management
  • Flexibility & Adaptability in unexpected or challenging situations
  • Foreign Language Proficiency

Global Internships are an invaluable addition to your academic career at the U – take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for your professional career!

APPLYING TO A GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  1. Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships.  You can complete Learning Abroad 101 in-person or online.
  2. Submit your Applications. You will submit TWO Applications for this Program.  These Applications can be completed at the same time.
    • U of U Application- Click Apply Now at the top of your screen to get started and submit the Initial Payment.
    • Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
  3. Commit to your U of U Application.  You will receive an acceptance email to your Umail account. Log into your U of U Application and Commit to your Program within 3 business days of acceptance!
  4. Upload your Affiliate Acceptance Letter. When you receive your acceptance letter from the Affiliate, upload a copy in your U of U Application.
  5. Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.

ACADEMICS & ACCOMMODATION

DATES & TRANSPORTATION

  • TENTATIVE dates are listed above.  Compare the dates to the University of Utah academic calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the host country for most Programs.
  • Do NOT purchase your flight until you read the instructions in the Learning Abroad Handbook.

LEARNING ABROAD BADGES

Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
Badge Opportunities
This Program is eligible for the Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above. Some Programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. If you earn Badges during your Program, you may be eligible to receive a co-curricular certificate through the Global U Program.

This program is eligible for the Career Development Badge:

  • As part of the program, students develop an understanding of the relationship between culture and the workplace by engaging in professional experiences with local agencies and companies.  
  • This provides excellent insight into your career, gives you a global context for your field of study, and offers hands-on experience that can be highlighted on resumes and during job interviews.

FINANCES

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid may be available! Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page for more information!
  • Information about Program Costs, Billing timelines & Due Dates are available to help you plan. Budget Sheets are also available for the following terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  • Affiliate Program Fees (non-billable) are established by the Affiliate and are in addition to any fees paid to the University of Utah.  These fees are paid in lieu of University of Utah on-campus tuition and housing costs.  Click on the homepage link above for more information on Affiliate fees and inclusions. 
  • Read the full Withdrawal & Dismissal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying.

PROGRAM ADVISING

  • Program advising is available through our Learning Abroad Coordinators
  • You will automatically be assigned to a Coordinator when you start your U of U Application. Coordinators are assigned based on your major. 
  • You must complete Learning Abroad 101 before meeting with a Coordinator.

LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK

Interested in learning more about the academic, financial, and logistical aspects of our Programs? The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's financial, disciplinary, administrative, academic, and logistical expectations. You’ll find videos, tips, and resources that help you make the most of your experience before, during, and after your Program.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

It is your responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the terms and conditions of your Program.  Terms and conditions are outlined in the Learning Abroad Handbook, Learning Abroad website, and in your Program Application.  Terms and conditions may also be communicated to you through digital, verbal, and hard copy communication. Contact Learning Abroad with any questions or concerns.