Tropical Summer Program for International Students

About the University of Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica is the largest and oldest university in the country (inhabited by about 5 million people). Its leadership and achievements are internationally recognized.
It has a high academic quality:
  • 486 academic options
  • 240 undergraduate programs
  • 246 graduate programs
  • 11 PhD Programs
It receives international faculty and students every year through bilateral academic agreements, networks, and others. Our visiting population enjoys access to the university’s facilities and an ideal learning and research environment. Its curricula are in continuous self-assessment, evaluation, and accreditation, both nationally and internationally.
UCR is one of the top-ranked universities in Latin America. It offers the most comprehensive academic programs in all areas of knowledge and contributes with 60 % of scientific production in Central America and 70 % of the research conducted in Costa Rica. UCR is focused on the internationalization of its activities. Every year, our Visiting Scholars Program invites more than 200 professors from abroad for short periods. It also supports and promotes the continuous exchange of an annual average of 400 students.

Programs

The program offers 3 options, for different interests and student profiles:

Option 1

This is a 4-week course on Biodiversity and Conservation that combines lectures at UCR campus and field trips. The program will be taught daily, from Monday thru Thursday.

Option 2

This option consists of two 30-hour courses addressed to students from all academic fields. Students who choose option 2 will register the following two courses:

Option 3

This option consists of two 30-hour courses addressed to students from all academic fields. Students who choose option 3 will register the following two courses: