USAC Costa Rica: Puntarenas

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Program Description

Enjoy the rural calm and beauty of Puntarenas while having access to major festivals and events in the capital. This is a beach area which was a major seaport, but now serves as a major tourist destination. The wet months are primarily from May to October while the dry season is from November to April. You will have the opportunity to explore beaches and enjoy all that this region has to offer.

With easy ferry access, students in Puntarenas can visit Nicoya, a breathtaking area for pristine beaches and rich culture. This is an ideal study abroad opportunity for students who are outdoor enthusiasts. Puntarenas is particularly suited to bike travel and it is easy to purchase a used bike when you arrive.


Field trips
Field studies
Explore the local Marine biological station
Have the opportunity to teach English at a local school

What`s Included

Tuition and fees
USAC prearranged housing placement service
Personalized pre-departure advising
Immigration visa guidance
Parental support and advisement
Scholarship advising and assistance
Transcript assistance
Student health insurance
Airport pick-up for those on group flight
USAC mandatory orientation in Puntarenas
Host university student ID card
24-hour local staff support
Program-organized field trips
Local travel resources, tips, and suggestions
Volunteer opportunities


Art History, Culture, Dance, Ecology, Field-Study, Latin American Studies, Marine Biology, Political Science/Politics, Spanish, Spanish Literature

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Program Locations

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Program Details

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
  • Costa Rica: Puntarenas
School Term:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
English, Spanish
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South african, South aftican, WorldWide
$2,680 - $11,460
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