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Program Type: Semester / Year Abroad What Financial Aid Applies?: All Current Aid, GI Bill
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Study Requirement: Yes
Housing: Homestay Meal Plan: Plan Available
Recommended for Chapman Majors: Art, Communication Studies, Dance, Economics, Environmental Science & Policy, Health Sciences, Political Science, Religious Studies, Spanish, Strategic & Corporate Communication Recommended for Chapman Minors: Latinx & Latin American Studies
Program Description:
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What's Included

CEA offers a wide variety of services and amenities, Below is a list of what is included in your program price.

  • MyCEA Account
  • Pre-departure Assistance
  • Airport Reception
  • Onsite Orientation
  • International Staff Support
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Cultural Activities
  • and more...

Excursions

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Póas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Puerto Viejo
  • and more...

Study Abroad with CEA in San José, Costa Rica

Veritas University

This program is designed for students of all language levels who wish to either immerse in the Costa Rican culture and become more comfortable with the Spanish language, or study environmental sciences in a country that is a renowned world leader in the field of environmental conservation. Depending on the chosen subject area, this program will provide a comprehensive base in the liberal arts while giving students the opportunity to gain further insight into Latin America or gain an extraordinary insight into the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica.

Session/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester
Credits
Semester All Language Levels; 2.6 GPA 14 - 20

Experience San José

Costa Rica is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to west; in between, you'll find everything from lush cloud forests to sunny beaches, rural villages to thriving urban centers. The capital city of San José is home to about 1.6 million people and is situated in the Central Valley, guarded by majestic volcanoes and tropical rainforests. This democratic nation takes great pride in the fact that it has more teachers than policemen, and has not had a standing army in more than 50 years. br/>
Renowned for its natural beauty, enlightened conservation, and friendly people, Costa Rica draws visitors from all over the world. CEA students can look forward to experiencing the Costa Rican attractions and lifestyle through trips to Arenal Volcano, natural hot springs, and waterfalls. They'll explore tropical forests and experience first-hand the unique Afro-Costa Rican culture of Puerto Viejo.

 

CEA provides study abroad programs in 12 countries and 21 cities around the world. Contact your CEA Admissions Counselor today: 1-800-266-4441



 

Academic Information

Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.

You may view the entire course catalog for this program by following these instructions:

  • Go to the CEA San Jose, Costa Rica website
  • Click on “Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences”
  • Choose the correct semester and year next to “Available Sessions” at the top left (example: “Spring 2019 Semester”)
  • Click on the “Course Listing” tab
Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.

Credit and Grading Transfer

Credits are articulated based on U.S. credit equivalencies and credit hours earned.

Credits from CEA San Jose, Costa Rica will transfer as follows:

 
Credit at CEA San Jose, Costa Rica Credit at Chapman University
3 credits 3 credits

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
 
Grade at CEA San Jose, Costa Rica Grade at Chapman University
A A
B B
C C
D D
F F
 
Courses are graded according to the US grading conversion scale.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.