About Veritas

  • More than 6000 Satisfied Students
  • Over 60 English Taught Electives to Choose From
  • Select from 15 Areas Of Study
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Why Veritas

For the past 25 years, thousands of students from around the world have enjoyed the wonderful uniqueness of VERITAS’ Study Abroad experience. A perfect blend between academics and cultural experience set in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Costa Rica.

  • 5 years Experience
  • Unique Cultural Immersion
  • Sustainability

Best Costa Rica Study Abroad Courses

Costa Rica is a country full of exuberant species of plants and animals. We live surrounded by mountains, rivers, and beaches. It’s definitely a truly paradisiacal destination.

This country is an excellent option for those students interested in studying abroad. Not only for the educational quality but the amazing experience.

We made a list of the best courses to study abroad.

  1. If you love the sea as much as we do, definitely “Tropical Marine Biology”, will enchant your senses. This course introduces the concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology and biology. You will learn about the management and conservation of the ecosystems.
  2. For those who are into the influence of culture on human behavior, there’s an amazing course that will catch your attention. “Cultural Psychology”, introduces students to the field of psychology. We will focus on such topics as cultural factors in self-concept, gender roles, motivation, cognition, emotions, relationships, and social values.
  3. Art Fundamentals is one of our favorite courses. It emphasizes the diversity of form and content in the artwork. We assure you that the experience will be positive and memorable.
  4. We should definitely be concerned about our environment. Veritas offers a course where students will examine ecosystems, population patterns and dynamics, the use and misuse of resources, population, and environmental quality. This course provides an introduction to the major environmental problems and issues confronting modern society.
  5. For those students who want to improve their Spanish, there’s plenty of courses available. For example; Basic Spanish for health professions. This course is designed to provide health care professionals without any previous Spanish experience with the tools necessary for interacting with and interviewing Spanish-speaking patients.

We also have Spanish courses that emphasize in international business programs

“Migration, socialization and global change”, is a course that introduces students to the theories and practices of international human migration as a phenomenon that, while present throughout history, has a particular emphasis in today’s world.

If you are interested in any of these courses, we will love to give you more information and tell you about all the benefits of studying at VERITAS.

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Artistic development and growth have always been significant in the harness of creativity. Although many individuals are born with innate creative talents, others find e ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 14 - 16

Artistic development and growth have always been significant in the harness of creativity. Although many individuals are born with innate creative talents, others find emotional soothing in artistic expression regardless of their technical art development. Art not only generates sensitivity to our surroundings, but it also helps develop our self-confidence and many other lifelong benefits.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Artistic Development Tropical Architecture and Design Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice Basic Principles of Drawing Mural Painting and Public Art Latin American Documentary Appreciation Ecological Photography Cultural Photography Digital Art and Communication Biomimicry Learning from Natures Design ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

Leadership is all about setting a compelling vision that motivates teams and prompts people to want to follow an inclusive, resilient and service-oriented cause. Global l ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 12

Leadership is all about setting a compelling vision that motivates teams and prompts people to want to follow an inclusive, resilient and service-oriented cause. Global leadership, however, is about all this and also knowing some of the critical issues needed to be addressed and developed in a cross-border context.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Global Leadership Creative Leadership Skills Intercultural Communication International Business International Economics in Latin America International Marketing Services Sector Management Renewable Energy and Resource Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

Ever changing, unpredictable and full of surprises! These are politics in Latin America. Now more than ever it is essential to evaluate events holistically to assess the ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 12

Ever changing, unpredictable and full of surprises! These are politics in Latin America. Now more than ever it is essential to evaluate events holistically to assess the social, economic, and political complexities at play. Market conditions and economic growth are favorable, and investment into the region is up, but the constant changes coming up with elections make it an intricate part of the world to understand.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Latin American Politics Costa Rican tradition of Peace and Democracy Human Rights in Latin America International Relations in Latin Americ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

The role of Latin American governments and social movements have had an essential contribution to the idea and practice of international human rights. Creating awareness ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 12

The role of Latin American governments and social movements have had an essential contribution to the idea and practice of international human rights. Creating awareness about social issues in the region is one of the best ways to guarantee a positive future development of activism, and governance.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Social Sciences and Human Rights in LATAM Costa Rican tradition of Peace and Democracy Human Rights in Latin America LGBTQ Diversity and sexual identity in Latin America Creative Conflict Resolution Cultural Psychology Intercultural Communication Contemporary Latin American History Costa Rican Colloquium: History and Culture Introduction to Law Enforcement in Costa Rica Gender and Sustainability ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations were established as a map to guide for action-oriented people who understand the need to work on a ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 16

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations were established as a map to guide for action-oriented people who understand the need to work on a balance of economic, environmental and social forces and programs needed to develop this wonderful world we live in. These are just some of the topics at stake.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Sustainability and Environmental impact Sustainable Development and Environmental awareness Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Climate Change and adaptations Costa Rican Environmental Policy Sustainable Consumption and Production Environmental Impact and Social development Gender and Sustainability Sustainable Lifestyles Sustainability and resource management in the ancient world Biotechnology and Sustainability (Spring) ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conserva ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 16

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation of the tropical ecosystems are vital for life on Earth and the general well being of humans. Many foods and medicine resources come from the tropics, and the balance of the region impacts not only the world economy but also the global biological diversity.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Tropical Environmental Sciences Tropical Ecology Tropical Marine Biology Freshwater Ecology Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica Wildcats of Costa Rica (felides) Tropical Botany: Useful plants Conservation Biology of Endangered Marine Species Marine Mammals of Costa Rica Tropical Birds Introduction to genetics: current applications ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus

Courses

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The key to wellness and happiness is finding the means, practices, and mindset to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Health is more than just a physical condition. Becoming a ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 14 - 16

The key to wellness and happiness is finding the means, practices, and mindset to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Health is more than just a physical condition. Becoming aware of some of the critical elements to well being, and stress prevention practices are crucial to a better quality of life.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Wellness and Psychology Costa Rican Health Care and Tropical Medicine Holistic Health Approaches Introduction to Nutrition Physical Therapy and Rehab for Sport Injuries Health Psychology Conflict Resolution and Healthcare Principles of Medical Entomology in the Tropics Introduction to the Physical and chemical basis of everyday life Introduction to genetics: current applications ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent ... [+]

Overview Language: English Terms: Short Term, Summer I Credit: 6

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent conservation efforts in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP). Marine ecosystems of the ETP provide a baseline source for sharks and rays species of high commercial interest in satisfying human demand for national and international food.

However, numerous sharks and rays species are threatened by unsustainable human activities, such as overfishing and habitat destruction. We will develop a critical understanding of conservation biology, by emphasizing the general concept of the different levels of biodiversity and different approaches used in Conservation Genetics to document the biodiversity and connectivity of sharks and rays. The students will be introduced to a wide range of practical activities by visiting field stations and natural laboratories on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, lecture and practical activities in the Molecular Biology Lab (BIOMOL) at Universidad Veritas.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
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Full-time
Campus
VERITAS

This Data Science Bootcamp is focused on expanding your professional toolbox and increasing your knowledge regardless of your major. The boot camp's curriculum is structu ... [+]

Duration / Schedule: 12 Weeks (Semester) / 10 Weeks (Summer) Language: English Terms: Summer I, Spring, Fall, Credit: 12 (semester) / 9 (summer)

This Data Science Bootcamp is focused on expanding your professional toolbox and increasing your knowledge regardless of your major.

The boot camp's curriculum is structured for you to complete rigorous training in machine learning, programming, data cleaning, data communication, and project planning.

This hands-on, project-based program allows you to develop skills and apply your knowledge through experiential learning by completing real-world assignments.

The curriculum is carefully tailored to cover everything you need to start your journey in the data science field while providing the experiences necessary to maintain a mindful life and work-life balance.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
January 2020
Full-time
10 - 12 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

This course is designed to provide general law enforcement professionals with no previous Spanish experience with the tools necessary for interacting with native Spanish ... [+]

Law Enforcement Professions SSP 151: Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement Professions Duration: 4 weeks Language: Spanish Offered every month except March, April, May, August, September & December $ USD 865

This course is designed to provide general law enforcement professionals with no previous Spanish experience with the tools necessary for interacting with native Spanish speakers. During this 4-week course, students will work through simulated interactions with Spanish speaking patients to acquire the basic linguistic knowledge and skills that will allow them to comfortably tackle these interactions when they return home.

SSP 251: Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement Professions Language: Spanish Offered every month except March, April, May, August, September & December $ USD 865 ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

This workshop uses principles of Biomimicry (biology applied to design) to create a hands-on field intensive (three-week) learning experience based on the analysis of nat ... [+]

Code: Tallerint 3000J Language: English Terms: Short Term, Summer II, Credit: 6 Fees: $ USD 2910

Nature has been developing a “living” lab for over 3.8 billion years perfecting it through trial and error. An evolutionary and continuous process, optimizing sustainable life solutions that are effective for the environment. Each organism represents a tremendous learning opportunity, a “success” story on a planet where only 1/10 of all the living beings that existed have survived.

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This workshop uses principles of Biomimicry (biology applied to design) to create a hands-on field intensive (three-week) learning experience based on the analysis of natural systems.

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Costa Rica San José
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
VERITAS

This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology, and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between s ... [+]

Overview Language: English Terms: Winter/J-Term, Short Term,d Credit: 6

The oceans were formed between 4400 and 3500 million years ago, and they occupy about 71% of the Earth’s surface. Tropical seas hold the highest ecosystem and species diversity of the oceans.

This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology, and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between species and their environment and between ecosystems. It also provides information on the natural and human environmental impact and the utility, management, and conservation of the ecosystems.

The course has an online component and a fieldwork component.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
January 2020
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
Address
Calle 31, Avenida 20, Zapote
San José, San José Province, Costa Rica