Costa Rica Exchange

Apply through Beyond Abroad and join Central America's best university! Enjoy paradise beaches in the world's happiest country. Gap year and bachelor students, an adventure awaits!

Why study in Costa Rica?

Study abroad in Costa Rica - the unspoiled tropical paradise! Costa Rica’s nature has something for everyone: gorgeous beaches, hidden waterfalls, volcanoes, mountains, and exotic flora and fauna. It is the best study abroad destination to quench your thirst for adventure!

Costa Rica is a success story in development and a global leader in environmental accomplishments. The political stability, stable growth, and aiming to be the first carbon-neutral country in the world have made Costa Rica a role model in sustainable development. In addition, Costa Rica abolished its army already in 1948 and has since allocated all the funds to education. Studying in Costa Rica, where education is highly valued, will widen your horizons and boost both your CV and academic skills!

Costa Ricans, known as Ticos, are famous for their friendliness and warm welcoming attitude. Learning their worry-free lifestyle will give you tools for personal development and lessons that will carry you throughout life. Studying abroad in Costa Rica is a unique chance to get to know the dream destination of eco-travelers and be charmed by the Latin rhythms. You might find it hard to leave after your study abroad semester!

Dare to take the first step and begging the adventure of the lifetime!


The Latin American University of Science and Technology ULACIT –, based in San José, Costa Rica, is an innovative, entrepreneurial, and fully bilingual university leading higher education in the Central American region since 1987. It is ranked as the best private university in Costa Rica for ten consecutive years (2011-2021) in the QS rankings.

ULACIT prepares its students to lead in science, technology, business, and other fields of human endeavor, with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to serve the world in the 21st century. The teaching strategies in ULACIT are project-based, with no traditional exams. The learning is based on research, case studies, problem-solving and service-learning experiences, under the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework, developed by Harvard University’s Project Zero. ULACIT will help you to take your skills, knowledge, and career to the next level!

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to study at ULACIT in Costa Rica. Join us, and let your academic journey be infused with the spirit of adventure and cultural exploration!

Programs and courses

Imagine immersing yourself in the vibrant Latin American culture while delving into topics like Costa Rican politics, international relations theory, and environmental sustainability in one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. You'll also gain valuable insights into business management and liberal arts and humanities, all while enjoying the Pura Vida lifestyle.

At ULACIT, both Bachelor and Gap Year students can choose from the following diverse array of courses: 

  • Cost Accounting
  • Costa Rican Political System
  • Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • Elements of Microeconomics
  • Environmental Sustainability and Development in Latin America
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Public Law
  • International Relations Theory
  • International Trade
  • Latin American Cultural Identity
  • Management of non-profit organizations
  • Managerial Decision Modeling
  • Math for Business and Economics
  • Peace and War in International Relations
  • Poverty, Economics, and Development in Latin America
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Theory of the State
  • Western Civilization

You want to learn or improve your Spanish language skills? No problem!
ULACIT offers the additional Spanish Immersion Program where you will be enrolled in any of the entry-level courses according to your Spanish proficiency level:

  1. Introductory Spanish
  2. Basic Spanish
  3. Low-Beginning Spanish
  4. High-Beginning Spanish
  5. Low-Intermediate Spanish
  6. high-intermediate Spanish
  7. Advanced Spanish

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Subjects you can take at Costa Rica Exchange


Semester Dates: Spring (Jan-Apr), Summer (May-Aug), Autumn (Sep-Dec)

Tuition fees: 2190 EUR + 75 EUR application fee

Max. Credits: 24 ECTS / 12 US credits

Level of Study: Bachelor, Gap Year

Application Deadlines: December (Spring), April (Summer), August (Autumn)

Discount at Asia Exchange/Beyond Abroad programs

Students from DreamStudies get a guaranteed 40 Euro discount on all Asia Exchange's programs in Korea, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Philipines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, France, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy. You can take Study Abroad semesters, degree programs, or summer courses. EU and US citizens can also apply for a 40% scholarship.

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This offer expires on 2028-06-24

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