Academic Overview

  • A variety of Spanish elective classes offered year-round.

  • Internships are available for credit as part of your academic programming.

  • Campus conveniently located close to downtown Heredia.

  • Five sets of summer session dates.

  • All Spanish levels taught year-round.

Latin University of Costa Rica

Latin University of Costa Rica

The Latin University of Costa Rica is among the most renowned private universities in Costa Rica. It draws students from throughout Costa Rica and the world for majors including Engineering, Hotel Management, Journalism, and Culinary Arts. The university is located on a modern campus with a mini-soccer field, food-court, and library. First-rate academics combined with a beautiful locale make the Latin University of Costa Rica Heredia campus a world-class location to study abroad.

Accreditation: The Latin University of Costa Rica (Universidad Latina de Costa Rica), ULatina or ULCR, is a fully accredited university by the government of Costa Rica and is internationally recognized.


  • Summer

  • Semester

  • Winter Break

  • Short Term

History & Size: Latin University of Costa Rica campus is part of the ULatina system. The Heredia campus alone enrolls about 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 35 different degree programs. The university offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, Psychology, Information Systems, Engineering, Pre-school Education, Special Education, Interior Design, Civil, Industrial, Electrical Engineering, and Architecture.

Class Information: Class size depends on the classes you choose. Spanish language classes and electives, such as Latin American Civilization and Culture and Latin American Literature, are usually with 3 to 10 fellow study abroad students. Language and elective classes are typically held in the morning or afternoon Monday through Friday. Advanced-level Spanish students are encouraged to take Classes with Locals. Classes with Locals range in size from 15 to 30 students. They are offered in the morning, afternoon, or evening, Monday through Friday.

Facilities: The state-of-the-art campus offers open-air and outdoor common areas, a cafeteria serving typical Costa Rican meals, and an open-air café for snacks or coffee between classes. There is an on-site copy center for printing and photocopying documents, library, indoor group and silent study areas, computer lab, and campus-wide WiFi access.

Teaching Style: You may find that teaching styles abroad are different from what you may be used to. With prior written notice, academic accommodations can be arranged for students with learning disabilities.

Transcript: Your transcript is issued by the Latin University of Costa Rica and is processed through the Arcos Learning Abroad office. Your official transcript is mailed directly to your home university.

Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica