San Jose, Costa Rica

Universidad Veritas

Universidad Veritas, located in San Jose, is a private university founded in 1991. There is a 1200 student population enrolled in seven different schools or departments: Architecture, Advertising Design, Digital Animation, Film and Television, Interior Design and Photography.

Costa Rica is a country located in Central America, recognized for its scientific beauty and biodiversity, four types of tropical rain forests, beautiful beaches on both coasts, seventeen microclimates, 855 species of birds, 221 species of animals and 12000 species of plants. These are just some of natural assets of this small paradise.

Courses and degrees awarded by Veritas University have been transferred to universities around the world.



Program Details

Program Price: Per Semester - $5,605

The SWS program price covers the cost of standard tuition and registration fees at your host institution.
Tuition includes 21 credits from the Spanish Language Program for a semester long program, additional electives are at a separate price. .

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a High School Graduate by Start of Course
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language Proficiency: Beginner to Intermediate
Application Requirements: Unofficial Transcript
$65 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Completed Application

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**Prices and Courses are subject to change, please contact SWS staff for the most up-to-date information.

Course Schedule

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Code Course Contact Hours Credit Language
SPN 101 Beginner 80 5 Spanish
SPN 102 Beginner 80 5 Spanish
SPN 201 Intermediate 1 80 5 Spanish
SPN 202 Intermediate 2 80 5 Spanish
SPN 210 Intermediate Conversational Spanish 80 5 Spanish
SPN 301 Advanced 1 80 5 Spanish
SPN 202 Advanced 2 80 5 Spanish
SPN 310 Advanced Conversational Spanish 80 5 Spanish
SPN 340 Technical Oral Expression 80 5 Spanish
SPN 304 Spanish for Business 80 5 Spanish
SPN 320 Culture Inheritance in Latin America 80 5 Spanish
SPN 330 Spanish for Spanish Speakers 80 5 Spanish
SPN 141 Basic Spanish for Health Professionals 80 5 Spanish
SPN 241 Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals 80 5 Spanish
SPN 341 Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals 80 5 Spanish
SPN 3020 Select Lectures of the Latin American Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 3050 Phonetics and Phonology 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4390 Introduction to Translation 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4110 Contemporary Costa Rican Writings 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4330 Special Themes in Spanish Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4390 Latin American Cinema and Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 3520 Latin American Dialect 48 3 Spanish
SPN 3560 Select Topics in Comparative Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4330 Advanced Writing 48 3 Spanish
HISTORY AND POLITICS
HIS 3290 Costa Rican Economic Development 48 3 English
HIS 2302 Contemporary Latin American History 48 3 English
HIS 3293 Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine 60 4 English
HIS 3260 European History and Ethnical Conflict 48 3 English
POL 2500 Human Rights in Latin America 48 3 English
POL 3100 Costa Rican Tradition: Peace and Democracy 48 3 English
POL 3400 World Politics and Ethnical conflicts 48 3 English
POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America 48 3 English
POL 3740 Economic Integration in Latin America 48 3 English
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES      
ENV 3005 Environmental Impact And Social Development 60 4 English
ENV 3044 Tropical Ecology 60 4 English
ENV 3190 Tropical Marine Biology 60 4 English
ENV 4040  Environmental Awareness And Sustainable Development 60 4 English
BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND COMMUNICATION      
COMM 3200 Intercultural Communication 48 3 English
ECON 3403  Introduction To International Economics & Latin America 60 4 English
GEB 3350 Introduction To International Business 60 43 English
GEB 3500 Ecotourism: The Costa Rica Case 48 3 English
MGMT 3021 Logistics Management 48 3 English
MGMT 3030 Creative Leadership Skills 48 3 English
ART AND HUMANITIES      
ARCH 3112  History of Latin American Architecture and Art 48 3 English
ARCH 3200 Tropical Architecture 60 4 English
ART 1301 Basic Principles to drawing 48 3 English
ART 2100 Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice 48 3 English
DNCE 2500  Introduction To Latin American Tropical Dance 48 3 English
HUM 3300 Central American Art 48 3 English
HUM 3513 Arts And Humanities: Costa Rica Colloquium 48 3 English
ETH 3100 Selected Topics In Afro-American Studies 48 3 English
PHIL 3100  Comparative Classical Philosophy 48 3 English
PHOT 2100 Ecological Photography 48 3 English
PHOT 2130  Cultural Photography 48 3 English
PHOT 2600 Digital Photography 48 3 English
Code Course Contact Hours Credit Language
SPN 101 Beginner 80 5 Spanish
SPN 102 Beginner 80 5 Spanish
SPN 201 Intermediate 1 80 5 Spanish
SPN 202 Intermediate 2 80 5 Spanish
SPN 210 Intermediate Conversational Spanish 80 5 Spanish
SPN 301 Advanced 1 80 5 Spanish
SPN 202 Advanced 2 80 5 Spanish
SPN 310 Advanced Conversational Spanish 80 5 Spanish
SPN 340 Technical Oral Expression 80 5 Spanish
SPN 304 Spanish for Business 80 5 Spanish
SPN 320 Culture Inheritance in Latin America 80 5 Spanish
SPN 330 Spanish for Spanish Speakers 80 5 Spanish
SPN 141 Basic Spanish for Health Professionals 80 5 Spanish
SPN 241 Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals 80 5 Spanish
SPN 341 Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals 80 5 Spanish
SPN 3020 Select Lectures of the Latin American Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 3050 Phonetics and Phonology 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4390 Introduction to Translation 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4110 Contemporary Costa Rican Writings 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4330 Special Themes in Spanish Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4390 Latin American Cinema and Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 3520 Latin American Dialect 48 3 Spanish
SPN 3560 Select Topics in Comparative Literature 48 3 Spanish
SPN 4330 Advanced Writing 48 3 Spanish
HISTORY AND POLITICS
HIS 3290 Costa Rican Economic Development 48 3 English
HIS 2302 Contemporary Latin American History 48 3 English
HIS 3293 Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine 60 4 English
HIS 3260 European History and Ethnical Conflict 48 3 English
POL 2500 Human Rights in Latin America 48 3 English
POL 3100 Costa Rican Tradition: Peace and Democracy 48 3 English
POL 3400 World Politics and Ethnical conflicts 48 3 English
POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America 48 3 English
POL 3740 Economic Integration in Latin America 48 3 English
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES      
ENV 3005 Environmental Impact And Social Development 60 4 English
ENV 3044 Tropical Ecology 60 4 English
ENV 3190 Tropical Marine Biology 60 4 English
ENV 4040  Environmental Awareness And Sustainable Development 60 4 English
BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND COMMUNICATION      
COMM 3200 Intercultural Communication 48 3 English
ECON 3403  Introduction To International Economics & Latin America 60 4 English
GEB 3350 Introduction To International Business 60 43 English
GEB 3500 Ecotourism: The Costa Rica Case 48 3 English
MGMT 3021 Logistics Management 48 3 English
MGMT 3030 Creative Leadership Skills 48 3 English
ART AND HUMANITIES      
ARCH 3112  History of Latin American Architecture and Art 48 3 English
ARCH 3200 Tropical Architecture 60 4 English
ART 1301 Basic Principles to drawing 48 3 English
ART 2100 Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice 48 3 English
DNCE 2500  Introduction To Latin American Tropical Dance 48 3 English
HUM 3300 Central American Art 48 3 English
HUM 3513 Arts And Humanities: Costa Rica Colloquium 48 3 English
ETH 3100 Selected Topics In Afro-American Studies 48 3 English
PHIL 3100  Comparative Classical Philosophy 48 3 English
PHOT 2100 Ecological Photography 48 3 English
PHOT 2130  Cultural Photography 48 3 English
PHOT 2600 Digital Photography 48 3 English

**Please contact SWS staff for course description information.