study abroad in costa rica with beyond abroad


Costa Rica-no.1 private university in latin america-Beyond Abroad

Top-quality education and endless travel opportunities – perfect destination for both semester abroad and gap year!

Study abroad with local and international students in Costa Rica, learning in one of the leading private universities in Central America. Combine academic and Spanish lessons with exploring Costa Rica’s amazing natural sites. The adventure awaits you in one of the happiest countries of the world!

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Study Abroad in Costa Rica with Beyond AbroAD

Easy application process

Just fill out an online application form and submit it with a few attachments.

Acceptance even in one day

Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in day.

Secure study

Once you get the confirmation, it’s a done deal!

Most affordable tuition fees

Tuition fees start
from 1990 EUR 2190 EUR

Get all the support you need

Our team helps you get the most out of your time abroad

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Program Overview


Spring (January – April)
Summer (May – August)
Autumn (September - December)

Levels of Study


Max. Credits

30 ECTS /
15 US credits per trimester


1990 EUR 2190 EUR / Semester
+ 75 EUR application fee

Program Content

Project-based learning

Study Fields

Economics, Business Management, Latin American culture and history, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Humanities and Spanish language

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Program Highlights

  • Study in the best private university of Costa Rica with highly competent professionals and innovative teaching methods
  • Expand your knowledge with a range of interesting courses from many different study fields
  • Live in one of the happiest countries of the world and experience the worry-free lifestyle of Costa Ricans called “Pura Vida”
  • Explore the endless travel opportunities – all the adventure in short distance from the capital
  • Improve you language skills and learn Spanish with the locals
  • Enjoy the easiest possible application process and have the full support of AE team during your program


Beyond Abroad - Costa RicaThe Latin American University of Science and Technology – ULACIT – is ranked as the best private university in Costa Rica for ten consecutive years (2011-2021) in the QS rankings. It is also one of the global campuses of the University of Arizona. The teaching strategies in ULACIT are project-based, with no traditional exams. 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.

Who is this program for?

  • You are a university student or have recently finished high school.
  • You want to study abroad and gain better understanding of global topics combined with a unique life experience.
  • You want to improve your language skills and learn Spanish.
  • You enjoy a tropical climate and want to explore the incredibly diverse nature of Costa Rica in your free time
  • You want to make new international friends and build a career-benefiting multicultural network.

Study abroad at ULACIT in Costa Rica

“Eight percent of our GDP is invested in education because we don’t have to spend on the army. So our strength is human talent, human wellbeing.”
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica