OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

API: Costa Rica, San Joaquin De Flores

Program Administrator: 
API
Country: 
Costa Rica
Host Institution: 

The Instituto San Joaquín de Flores is located in a colonial-style building built specifically to be an academic and language school. The building has large windows that overlook the distant mountains and volcanoes. It is a two-story building with classrooms, lounges, and study areas on each floor. Lush gardens with tropical plants, fruit trees, and orchids surround the school. Faculty from the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Costa Rica teach the courses at the Institute.

Location: 

A charming, colorful, and quaint colonial town located 10 miles from San José. A town surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of Costa Rica. Small setting and slower pace of life allow for exceptional opportunities for linguistic and cultural integration. Leisurely strolls through the streets will lead to encounters with friendly people, young and old. Everything can be reached on foot and along the way you'll see historic landmarks and buildings from the 18th century. Discover the culture of the people and the town through fairs, festivals and religious holidays throughout the year. Get a view of true Costa Rican life in the nearby countryside, with coffee plantations and tropical flora. Easy access to National Parks and beautiful beaches. Explore endless opportunities to discover the culture, beauty and history of San Joaquín de Flores and Costa Rica.

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

2.75 GPA
Completion of one year of Spanish Language study

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

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Program Details: 

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Program Costs: 

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Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Earth Science
English
Forestry
Geology
History
Spanish
Speech Comm.


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