- United States of America
- Costa Rica
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Includes food, accommodation, 16 college credits, in-country transportation, intimate classes of 20 students.
Verto is designed to give you a life-changing academic experience –– all while earning college credit. Over a semester or year-long program, you'll travel, learn, and experience the world outside the classroom. You also won’t have to worry about deferring admission or waiting to apply to college. Once you’ve completed Verto, your credits will transfer seamlessly to one of our partner universities or any four-year accredited university in the US.
The Verto Program has three major components:
Connect to the World: During your Verto experience, you’ll travel the globe, choosing between destinations in places like Hawaii, Costa Rica, Florence, Seville, Fiji, and London.
Sharpen Your Mind: Immerse yourself in experiential learning and walk away with knowledge and skills you can use in college and beyond.
Discover Yourself: Get out of your comfort zone, explore new passions, and build the confidence that you are ready for anything.
- Earn 16 credits while taking courses in one of our semester abroad locations
- Academic credits transfer seamlessly into one of our partner institutions, or attend the non-partner college of your choice.
- Guaranteed Admission to one or more of our 60+ US partner colleges
- Sample Courses: Identity, Politics & Equity, Sustaining Food Systems & the Environment, Public Health in Culture & Context.
- Sample Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Environmental Science, Rhetoric and Research I, Introduction to Creative Writing, British Literature, International Relations, Introduction to Theatre, Western Civilizations II, Latin American History
Verto Education Opportunity Grant
This grant awards students between $5,000 and $10,000 based on their household income, as long as it is under $125,000/year. Households that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may also apply for the Opportunity Grant in Latin America.