Cultural Activities

All Sol Abroad programs include cultural activities that are done during the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of the country and make your stay the richest experience possible. You will receive a calendar listing the scheduled cultural activities one month prior to the start of your program. Cultural activities include activities such as cooking classes, dance classes, and cultural tours of the area. Below is a list of possible cultural activities offered during your program:

Photo not found. Welcome Event & Program Orientation

Welcome Event & Program Orientation

Photo not found. Art Workshop (Indigenous Masks)

Art Workshop (Indigenous Masks)

Photo not found. City Tour (San José) & Artisan Market

City Tour (San José City) & Artisan Market

Photo not found. Indoor Soccer

Get some exercise in the afternoon playing indoor soccer with your SOLmates.

Photo not found. Latin Dance Class (Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero)

Costa Rica has a rich tradition of Caribbean dances.

Photo not found. Museum Visits

Costa Rica has many good museums, in particular those dedicated to Costa Rica's unique culture and traditions. There are also great museums and parks dedicated to its immense biodiversity.

Photo not found. Organic Farm & Medicinal Plants Tour

Organic Farm & Medicinal Plants Tour

Photo not found. Theater Night

San José has a thriving theater culture. Often there are performances in San José at the ornate National Theater or one of the other well-renowned venues in town.

Photo not found. Wildlife Rescue Center Tour

Wildlife Rescue Center Tour

Photo not found. Traditional Cooking Class (Costa Rican)

Learning to cook traditional dishes while abroad is the best way to take something back from your experience.

Photo not found. Traditional Baking Class (Costa Rican)

Learn to bake some of the traditional Costa Rican breads and pastries.

Photo not found. Farewell Event (Pool Day & BBQ)

Farewell Event (Pool Day & BBQ)

Photo not found. Coffee Tour (Gap Semester)

The central valley of Costa Rica provides some of the world's best coffee.

Photo not found. Traditional Costa Rican Dance Class (Gap Semester)

Traditional Costa Rican Dance Class

Photo not found. City Tour (Heredia) & Market Visit (Gap Semester)

Explore the historical center of Heredia and visit the local market to try traditional fruits.

Photo not found. Soccer Match (Gap Semester)

test Costa Ricans have a feverish passion for futból and it is the national pastime of the country.