Costa Rica with IFSA

Costa Rica

IFSA Butler - Heredia and San Jose

Program Type

Travel with students from other U.S. institutions; study with local and international students. Third-party provider, Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (IFSA-Butler), facilitated by Duquesne University’s OIP.


  • All students are required to take Advanced Spanish language (4 cr.) offered by IFSA Butler.
  • Heredia’s top departments include environmental studies, ecology,  Latin American studies, sociology, economics and business.

Language of Instruction

Integrated program: Spanish; requires minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: July – December

Spring Semester: January - July

Housing and Meals

IFSA-Butler houses all students in homestays with carefully selected and screened Costa Rican families. This includes three meals per day.

Services Provided

IFSA-Butler provides a complete infrastructure of residential and academic support. A resident director is on site at each location, and facilitates every aspect of your semester: a three-week language-intensive orientation, housing, excursions, language and tutorial support, etc.

Estimated Costs

Tuition Program Tuition + Fees, billed through Duquesne
Study Abroad Fee $250
Round-trip airfare Current costs as per your arrangement
Housing/Meals $2,500
Personal Expenses $2,000

Scholarships available through IFSA.

Check out the IFSA Butler Costa Rica programs for more information.