Costa Rica

The CIE is excited to announce this brand new short-term program in partnership with the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS). This program is focused on first-hand learning, with the major areas of study related to global sustainability, local environmental and agriculture issues, indigenous culture and the struggle for representation, and rural development. Nazareth has had a long-standing partnership with ICADS (we offer semester long and internship opportunities with ICADS), so we are very excited to offer this spring break program so that students have an opportunity to experience some this vibrantly beautiful country in just over a week.


Qualifying freshman, sophomore, and transfer students can use their SPARK Grant for this short-term study abroad program.

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Views from Costa Rica:

    Views from Abroad:

      Cahuita National Park
      Pacific Coast of Costa Rica
      Playa Negra

      At A Glance

      Term: Spring Break 2025

      Program Level: Undergraduate

      Program Types: Experiential Learning

      Major(s): Open to all majors, and of particular interest to the following majors:

      • Anthropology
      • Biochemistry
      • Biology
      • Biomedical Sciences
      • Business Leadership
      • Environmental Science & Sustainability
      • History
      • Global Sustainability
      • International & Global Studies
      • Legal Studies
      • Modern Foreign Languages
      • Museums, Archives & Public History
      • Political Science
      • Public Health
      • Social Work
      • Spanish
      • Women & Gender Studies

      Language Requirement: None, but any knowledge of Spanish will enhance your experience

      Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5