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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Homestay Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Pace Partner
Program Description:
   
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Study abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

Heredia
 
Study and explore the language and culture by selecting courses ranging from four levels of Spanish to ecological and Latin American studies, and participating in volunteer and internship opportunities. 

Take advantage of outdoor recreation by taking a selfie with a sloth on the Caribbean coast, and explore the vast rainforest, volcanoes, nature reserves, and other beautiful areas of Costa Rica on field trips. 

Immerse yourself in the local culture by practicing your Spanish by spending time with local students. 

Enjoy the benefits of easy access to the cultural, historic, and urban highlights of the capital city, San Jose, and the Pacific Ocean.

What's included

Tuition and fees
Housing information assistance
Personalized pre-departure advising
Visa guidance
Parental support and advisement
Scholarship advising and assistance
Transcript assistance
Student health insurance
Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
24-hour emergency support
And more...

 



 
 

        Instruction        

 

Terms available

 

Credit-earning options

English
Spanish
  Spring
Summer
Fall
Yearlong
  Undergraduate
 
 
Learn More About The USAC Heredia Program
 
 
Historically, USAC awards more than $2 million in scholarships, grants, and discounts annually.  
USAC is an award-winning nonprofit international education provider. Since 1982, USAC has provided affordable, valuable study abroad programs that enable you to enhance your academics while providing opportunities and lessons that build interpersonal, time-management, problem-solving, and adaptability skills that will aid in your career development.
 


 




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Pace's Partner Application Process:
Steps to Study Abroad (May2022)

Pace's Study Abroad Application Deadlines:
  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Summer Term: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 20

When selecting courses for USAC, you’ll need to seek Course Equivalency approval from a Pace Department Chair, which could take some time, and your academic advisor. Read more about the process of obtaining Pace academic credit for courses taken abroad.
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Pace resources for you:
  • Study Abroad FAQs: If you have more questions about studying abroad while at Pace, review these Pace study abroad FAQs.
  • Academic FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
  • Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
    • Pace tuition and fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account. 
    • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
    • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
    • All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. (Portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to 2 semesters, and Pace tuition remission does not apply.)

ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
A minimum of 12 U.S. credits is required during a semester abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/15/2023
10/15/2023 01/12/2024 05/09/2024
Fall 2024 03/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 08/16/2024 12/07/2024
Pace Summer I 2024 03/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2024 06/22/2024
NOTE: USAC Costa Rica offers 2 summer sessions: Session 1: May 20 - June 22 Session 2: June 28 - August 2 Pace students must indicate which session they intend to participate in (1, 2, or both) on their initial Terra Dotta application.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed