AIFS Gap Year Abroad: San José, Costa Rica (Summer)

San Jose

Take a gap year on your terms — with AIFS.

We provide all-inclusive, flexible program options to customize your gap year adventure around the world. Mix and match destinations and academic terms for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to earn college credits, immerse yourself in a different culture, acquire global skills and expand your life experience.

AIFS Gap Year Programs are available to high school graduates 18 and over. 

Spend the summer in the lively capital of San José with AIFS and earn up to 9 credits. Live in a homestay. Enjoy cultural activities such as walking tours of the city, Costa Rican cooking classes and visits to local museums and historical sites. A 3-day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park is included, and an optional 2-day excursion to Arenal Volcano and hot springs is available.

Students can begin or advance their Spanish language study while taking elective courses taught in English for a 4, 5 or 8 week session. Intensive Spanish Language and Latin American culture, Spanish for Health care Professionals and Health Care electives, Liberal Arts, Spanish and Humanities and Environmental Sciences Programs are available, in addition to courses in art, business, communications, tourism, history, healthcare, law enforcement, politics, psychology and more.

AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive fees include tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated round-trip flight packages are also available.

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