ULACIT has been providing culturally immersive, quality academic experiences to students from around the world in Costa Rica; we attract international students from 26 different countries and maintain cooperation agreements and student exchange agreements with over 60 universities worldwide.
The Latin American University of Science and Technology –ULACIT– is an innovative, enterprising and bilingual university leading higher education in the Central American region since 1987. ULACIT is ranked as the best private university in Costa Rica and the Central American region by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) International University Rankings 2022, we have been ranked as the best private university in the country for eleven consecutive years.
Our Global Education Services include a credit transfer international student exchange program with over 60 courses taught completly in the English language, a Spanish Language Immersion Program, Faculty Led and Customized Study Abroad Programs, Gap-year Program, Professional Practice and Internship Programs and a Host Family Program.
Join the Study Abroad Academic Programs in Costa Rica´s best rated private university. ULACIT´s high quality academic programs will help you acquire a unique analytical perspective on global development and improve intercultural competences.
We work annually with three quarterly academic periods (Spring, Summer and Fall), with a 15-week duration each. By enrolling at ULACIT for your study abroad experience you can cover more credits within a year.
Students can choose between three and five subjects per academic period, each course consisting of forty-five contact hours, representing 3US credits or 6 ECTS credits per course.
At the end of the program, students will receive an accredited transcript of grades.
All our teaching strategies are project-based, with no traditional exams. Learning´s grounded on inquiry, research, case studies, problem-solving and service-learning experiences, under the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework, developed by Harvard University’s Project Zero.
Choose from our Study in Costa Rica Academic Programs:
Download the brochure for our Study in Costa Rica program description and course listing here.
Study though out the year with us on our regular undergraduate and graduate programs. Enroll in any of our academic periods; Spring semester starting early January, Summer Semester starting early May and Fall Semester starting early September.
Students can join our local student community and take up to 5 academic courses (3US credits or 6 ECTS credits each) per academic period as well as Spanish Immersion Courses for all levels.
All courses form the International Relations, Business Management and Liberal Arts and Humanities academic programs are taught 100% in the English language.
Enroll in our Spanish Immersion Program consisting of 45 contact hour course covering the complete academic quarterly period.
By taking Spanish classes every day and immersing yourself in the Costa Rican lifestyle by living with a local host family, you will find that ULACIT is the perfect place to practice and improve your language skills.
The Spanish Immersion Program covers different levels of language proficiency. Develop basic Spanish language proficiency in a short span of time through a culturally relevant learning immersion experience:
The content of each individual language course will also get you acquainted with three perspectives of Costa Rica’s national identity: Community and Culture, Biodiversity, History and Democracy.
Each language course covers 45 contact hours corresponding to 3 US credits or 8 ECTS, through 3 hourly lessons per week.
According to their proficiency level, students will be recommended enrollment in any of our entry level courses; individual one on one tutorials and individual advanced
Price Spanish Immersion Course: $650 (3 US credits or 6 ECTS, 45 hours)
Price Individual or Two-Person Spanish Immersion Tutorship (2 US credits or 4 ECTS, 30 hours):
ULACIT works with host families in San Jose, who have welcomed international students into their homes for years. Each home has been carefully selected by ULACIT program administrators to ensure comfort and safety for international students and includes meals and other homestay services.
Al Host Families are located at the most 20 minutes away from campus. Any student interested in staying longer than the 16-weeks the program includes just needs to specify it at the moment of the application (or no later than 1 month after arrival). Additional week: $190
Our homestay program with host families includes:
Price per month (4-week stay): $760 ($190 per week)
Price for academic period (16-week stay): $3.040
Our Homestay Program assures you access to homely comforts and a safe environment in San José, each home has been carefully chosen to guarantee a welcoming and safe stay.
If you want more information let us know. We will provide you with information on the families and their homes.
To obtain a homestay application form or to inquire about housing at ULACIT, please contact: email@example.com
Any questions? Please contact the Global Education Office at: