• Costa Rica
    • San José
12 weeks
Accounting Advertising Arts Design Finance Hospitality Media Relations Public Policy Sports Science Tourism
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Fall Spring Summer Winter
Apartment Host Family
  • Minimum 2.6 GPA
  • At least two years of College completed by the time of application
  • Minimum 4 semesters of language at the college level and must demonstrate oral and written proficiency in Spanish


What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers
Jan 10, 2022
Nov 14, 2022
3 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

San José is Costa Rica’s capital, a place marked by different periods of rule and Spanish colonization, which employed this region’s precious resources like gold and jade in the city’s art and architecture. Advanced Spanish speaker should consider doing an internship abroad in San José because it is a great way to broaden your understanding of the culture and develop a high level of language fluency.

CEA San José internships provide hands-on, practical experience to help you enhance your résumé and rise above the competition. A range of career fields are available, including Advertising, Business Management, Communication, Education, Environmental Studies, Hospitality, International Relations, Marketing, NGO & Development, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Social Services, Teaching, & Tourism.

To learn more about CEA Internships Abroad San José, click “Visit Site” and see what’s waiting for you!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Strong Academics
  • Substantial Pre-Employment Experience
  • An Individualized Placement Process
  • Affordable, Convenient Options



CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best study abroad experience I could have asked for

I got to meet so many people who were passionate about the same things I was and they are now some of my best friends. The school taught me a lot that I don't think I would have otherwise learned in classes at my university and my host family was so kind and made me feel welcome in the culture. The weather was great and traveling to places around the country was very easy. The program was not that expensive and worth every penny. The food is delicious and it is a fairly safe area to be before dark.

  • On the less expensive side
  • Easy to travel to surrounding parts of Costa Rica
  • Educational
  • Puerto Viejo beach is not safe, do not go
26 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Sophia! Thank you for sharing your feedback about your CEA Study Abroad experience. We're so glad you met people with similar passions and made new best friends. When you study abroad, the world truly becomes your classroom and it's great you discovered that. Best of luck to you as a CEA alum!

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