N.U.inCosta Rica’s modern capital, San José, is a rich resource for Latin American culture, including the ornate and charming Teatro Nacional, the lively and vibrant Mercado Central, and the historical pre-Columbian gold museum, Museo de Oro.
N.U.in Costa Rica offers participants a closer understanding of the challenges in balancing issues of cultural diversity, the environment, and economic development—often-competing interests for communities around the world. Participants pursue their studies through the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS), in conjunction with the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Modern facilities, advanced equipment and extensive participant services provide the perfect environment for ICDS’s highly participatory programs. ICDS also connects participants to Costa Rican issues and communities through service learning opportunities, guest lectures, and field trips to sites in and around San José, including a coffee plantation and an active volcano. Participants also have the opportunity to really hone their language skills and experience the culture by living with local host families.
To participate in N.U.in Costa Rica, the participant must be at least 18 years old on the date of departure