Located in the central valley of Costa Rica, San José is a vibrant urban center in the heart of a serene and beautiful nation. Three volcanoes surround the city, and quaint villages, farms and coffee plantations dot the hillsides. Though the metropolitan area is home to 36% of the nation’s population, one can easily explore the smaller central area of the city and discover its neighborhood markets and local restaurants. Cultural opportunities including theater, music, cinema and dance are also abundant in San José. Program opportunities include Latin American Studies & Internship, Art & Design, Multidisciplinary and Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development and Social Justice, Latin American Health Care Studies, Maymester Health Sciences and Shadowing, Summer Spanish and Sustainability Practices, and Summer Business Spanish and Corporate Social Responsibility.