Next offered in Summer 2022!

EARTH University’s Spanish Language Institute offers intensive language-learning courses are offered as either standalone study or as a supplement to any existing program.

EARTH University’s campus is located approximately halfway between the capital city of San José and the Caribbean port city of Limón, in the heart of the tropical Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. The 8,342-acre campus includes classrooms, laboratories, sustainable academic farms, sporting and recreational facilities, chief operational offices, student and faculty residences, a commercial banana plantation, reforested areas and a large, protected rainforest reserve. Since the academic and residential buildings are located around six kilometers (almost four miles) from the main entrance, you will find almost everything you need on campus.

During your time on campus, you also will have many opportunities to get involved in University life and activities with EARTH's full-time students, along with visiting local communities and traveling to impressive destinations across Costa Rica! Spanish Language Courses at EARTH University also pair particularly well with EARTH's Internship Abroad summer program. 

The dates for this program are flexible. ISEP students enroll in Spanish Language courses at EARTH during any four-week period between early May and mid-August. 

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Course Description

Spanish language courses at EARTH are small-group or one-on-one, and can be tailored specifically to your needs.

Classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced language learners are available.

The course meets for 64 hours over 4 weeks (16 hours per week). 

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(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Please upload to the "additional documents" section of your application a letter with the following information:

1) Your field of academic study at your home university

2) Your current level of Spanish 

3) Your intended enrollment dates. This should be four consecutive weeks between early May and mid-August. 

Other Academic Conditions

As the Spanish Language courses do not count towards a regular EARTH university degree, an EARTH University transcript is not issued. EARTH University does issue via ISEP an official certificate certifying that the student was enrolled for 64 credit hours, their level of Spanish studied, and a grade. 

Students should only apply for this program EARTH University if they have obtained prior approval from their home university for transferring grades and credits back to their home university transcript, or if they are not planning to transfer credits earned abroad back to their home university transcript. 

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