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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission 02/20/2022 07/01/2022
Calendar Year 2021 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewIFSA Heredia

Heredia is home to an exceptionally welcoming community. This lovely town is characterized by beautiful historic buildings, some dating from the town’s colonial days. Heredia is surrounded on nearly all sides by coffee plantations that give the city a rural feel, yet with plenty of amenities. Heredia's small-town atmosphere means that most students head into nearby San Jose for entertainment. This capital city is just seven miles from Heredia and offers a stellar nightlife, and buses run between Heredia and San Jose every hour. 

Program Focus

If you’re looking for an excellent university in an outstanding natural environment, consider Universidad Nacional (UNA). This university of 15,000 offers an exciting and diverse student body from many economic and social backgrounds. The University was founded in 1973 to meet the changing needs of Costa Rica, and today it has a full curriculum of undergraduate and graduate courses.
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Program Provider IFSA-Butler
Program Dates Current IFSA Calendar

Fall Semester with IFSA = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with IFSA = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU*
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • World Languages
  • Gender Studies
  • General Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
Credits Students enroll in 3-7 semester credit hours (4.5-10 quarter credit hours)
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  Spanish
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
Program Fee Click here to view the IFSA Program Fee*

*PSU Students receive an automatic $2,000 program discount on IFSA Butler programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
Scholarships PSU Students receive an automatic $2,000 program discount!