API at the Universidad Veritas in San Jose

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API at the Universidad Veritas in San Jose

Intensive Language: Students who choose to study abroad in San José through API’s Intensive Language Program at the Universidad Veritas will work to rapidly develop their Spanish language skills through an intensive language course. Consisting of 80 class hours, or contact hours, students will attend class five days per week, Monday through Friday, for a total of four hours per day. Note that all students must complete an online placement test prior to the start of the program (includes both a written portion and oral interview). The test determines the student's language proficiency level which is used to facilitate the course registration process. Art & Design: This program offers advanced Spanish speakers the opportunity to study art and design abroad by taking integrated courses with local Costa Rican students in the areas of advertising design, architecture, digital animation, interior design, photography, and product design. Students are highly encouraged to complete an intensive month of Spanish upon arrival and may consider taking one elective course in Spanish for international students to complement their studies with local students. Program fees include a maximum of up to 18 credit hours, which may consist of a mix of integrated courses with Costa Rican students and 1-2 courses designed for visiting international students. Latin American Studies & Internship: This program at the Universidad Veritas provides an opportunity for students to improve their Spanish language skills, gain professional experience, and earn academic credit toward their degree plan by studying and participating in an study abroad internship in San José, Costa Rica. Students must enter the program with an advanced level of Spanish. Language & Culture: Students who choose to study abroad in San José through API’s Language and Culture Program at the Universidad Veritas have the opportunity to complete a Spanish language course and select from an incredible variety of elective course offerings in English or Spanish. Students participating in a winter, spring, or fall quarter program complete one intensive, 4-week Spanish course (representing a total of 80 contact hours) and three elective courses. Subject areas include art, business and economics, history, international relations, political science, and Spanish literature. Contact hours for each elective course range from 48 to 60 hours and students are advised that their home institution could choose to award between 3-4 U.S. semester credits for each elective course. Intensive Language Summer: Students who choose to study abroad in San José through API’s Intensive Language Program at the Universidad Veritas focus on improving their Spanish skills rapidly through an intensive language course. HIGHLIGHTS Located in the central valley of Costa Rica, San José is a vibrant urban center in the heart of a serene and beautiful nation. Three volcanoes surround the city, and quaint villages, farms and coffee plantations dot the hillsides. Though the metropolitan area is home to 36% of the nation’s population, one can easily explore the smaller central area of the city and discover its neighborhood markets and local restaurants. Cultural opportunities including theater, music, cinema and dance are also abundant in San José. Visit the Museo Nacional; the Museo de Oro Precolombino, with its sparkling collection of pre-Columbian gold; or the Museo de Jade, which boasts the world’s largest collection of jade.

Subjects

  • Intensive Language
  • Arts
  • Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Internship Programs
  • Culture

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