Country of the Month: Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a lush and beautiful land with extravagant scenery and rich culture. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish. The capital city is San José, with a population of about 300,000 people, located in the geographic center of the country. Costa Rica has a tropical climate throughout the whole year, and would offer a nice break from Oklahoma’s unpredictable winter weather. Students may have heard much about Costa Rica’s advanced environmental policies and awareness, or about the country’s unique lack of official military personnel. Explore the nation, and experience Costa Rican culture and cuisine through the opportunities listed below.

Faculty Led Programs:

College of Human Sciences
While visiting various cities such as San Jose, Ciudad Cariari, Playa Hermosa, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, and many more, you can receive academic credit in the beautiful Costa Rica. Introduction to International Experience is a one credit hour course that will advance leadership skills while experiencing the culture and landscape of Costa Rica! For more information, email

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Affiliated Approved Programs:

Visit these sites to learn more about how an affiliated program can get you to Costa Rica, or email to get information on how to apply.

SOL Education Abroad:



San Jose


San Jose (Internships available)


San Joaquin

San Jose

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