Costa Rica
South America


Visa-free for 90 days
semester abroad
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About the University 🏫

ULACIT is a highly ranked bilingual university located in San Jose, which means that you can study programmes both in English and Spanish. This gives you a great opportunity to study in Costa Rica in a language you know while being able to learn one more language, which happens to be the second largest language in the world. All this while earning your degree at a university that has been ranked, for the past eight consecutive years, as the best private university in Costa Rica and the region.

You can study varies programmes and courses within fields such as Business Administration, Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Film and Animation, Art and Design, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. All of the teaching strategies are project-based, with no traditional exams. Learning is founded on inquiry, research, problem-solving and service learning experiences, under the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework, developed by Harvard University’s Project Zero.

ULACIT offers additional services to insure that students have a unique global experience in Costa Rica. Services include trips to local institutions, site visits, guest speakers, transportation, housing, field trips throughout Costa Rica and various other services.

ULACIT has recent years spent a lot of effort in developing an international campus through partnerships and a great variety of English-taught programmes. This has resulted in the fact that today as many as 9% of the students are internationals of 26 different nationalities. This is the perfect environment to dig into local culture together with students from all over the world. Also, students enjoy socialising through the many different student clubs and organisations in a variety of interests.

About the city 🌇

San José, or "Chepe" as locals call the capital, is a hub of modern culture in Costa Rica. The city is known for its famous volcanoes and coffee plantations that make the city's coffee at local cafes world class.

In your free time, in the guaranteed sunny weather, you can enjoy the city's monuments and beautiful parks, and even visit the city's well-known beer brewery. Even if you live in a big city, you have the privilege of San José to easily go on the adventure in the nature of their mentioned rainforest.

San José's natural area is the place to be for the adventurous who want to create memories for life. Here you have the opportunity to soar through the jungle on their zip lines, river rafting with your new friends in the rivers or hop on a mountain bike, where you cycle past volcanoes, the bridges in the middle of nature and exotic sugar, cocoa and coffee bean farms.

Are you for long walks in the woods? Try a tour where you get to bathe under waterfalls and experience tastings of nature's freshest cocoa and coffee prepared by locals after a day of adrenaline-filled hiking and climbing in nature, where you finish by looking at exotic birds from the many swinging bridges in the rainforest.

Does the big city life with a big twist of beautiful natural scenery give you butterflies in the stomach along with imagining your life as an exotic adventurer? San José guarantees a special place in your heart and a one in a lifetime experience.

Housing 🏡

A popular choice for students studying for a semester at ULACIT is homestay. Students are placed with local host families in San Jose, Costa Rica. Typical, it's one student per family who then provides your own room, laundry, breakfast and dinner on the days you' have classes.

You can apply for getting your homestay arranged by the university by filling out the form here. The form is sent to

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What the students say

"Costa Rica is on so many levels a leader to the world. Come here for an amazing experience. Come grow as a person, and you will love it" - Karson B.

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