ISA San Jose

Study in the urban, bustling, and lively city that is Costa Rica’s political, historical, and economic capital. Students can study Spanish, Liberal Arts and Environmental Studies, Arts and Design, Health Care courses and Medical Spanish or Intensive Spanish Language. Service learning and volunteer opportunities are available. Excursions to Manuel Antonio Park, Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and a sustainable farm are included in the program price.

ISA San Jose, Costa Rica: Fall, Spring, Summer and Year (Fall & Spring) terms are offered in this lively urban city which is the political, economic, and cultural hub of Costa Rica. Courses are taught in English and/or Spanish. Program options: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts, & Environment; Arts & Design Courses with Locals; Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish; Intensive Spanish Language; and Study + Service-Learning. Cultural excursions are included. Homestay is either homestay or independent (independent housing – the student secures their own housing).

 

 

 

Academic Description
You can choose programs such as, Spanish Language, Liberal Arts, & Environment; Arts & Design Courses with Locals; Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish; Intensive Spanish Language; and Study + Service-Learning. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Courses
Anthropology
Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Economics
Education
History of Art & Architecture
History
Health Related Professions
Humanities
International Studies
Music
Political Science
Public Service
Studio Arts
Sociology
Theatre Arts
Spanish
Application Instructions

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!