Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Atenas, Costa Rica

Study abroad and learn Spanish in one of the most beautiful countries in the world...Costa Rica! Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines of the Central American country while being immersed in the Spanish language. Sol Abroad students study at a prestigious Spanish institute in Atenas (summer programs) or an accredited Costa Rican university in Heredia (Gap Year programs). Travel with Sol Abroad to Costa Rica and we will share with you all that this great country has to offer!


  • Amanda Fassett
    Costa Rica, 2017

    This experience will definitely positively impact my life going forward! I have learned what it takes to be responsibly independent, especially in a foreign country. I have grown a new love for comprehending a new language, as it is an extensive yet ...

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Academic Overview

High school students study at the prestigious language institute ATESA, located in the verdant highlands of central Costa Rica. Our Gap Semester & Year students will study at the Latin University of Costa Rica. Sol Abroad provides quality academic support and assistance while you are on your study abroad program.


Each of our programs offers a homestay with a local Sol Abroad host family. This is the best way to experience true immersion (language and cultural) while abroad. We've found that many of our students call their homestay "the single most enriching and lasting part" of their journey.


World-class excursions are included in your study abroad program price and are a fundamental part of the abroad experience. We carefully select weekend excursions that allow you to discover more about the country in which you are studying and are based on cultural and educational importance or sites of natural beauty.

Cultural Activities

All of our programs include cultural activities during the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of the country and make your stay the richest experience possible.

Volunteer & Service Learning Activities

Volunteer and community service work while abroad is an excellent way to give back to the community and develop a deeper cultural understanding of the program location. Whether you teach English to local elementary school students, assist in a grassroots community service program, or just dedicate time to a food shelter, you will not only better your Spanish, but also make lifelong friends along the way!