Study for a semester or a year in one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world. Situated in Heredia, the Universidad Nacional
combines excellent academics with extensive opportunities to get involved in campus life and the surrounding community.
Application DeadlineSpring: October 15Fall: April 1
Host UniversitiesUniversidad Nacional
TuitionFull academic advising and course selection/approval assistanceButler University transcript for easy credit transferAcademic records maintenanceGrade and credit query assistance IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host familyThree meals per day and laundry service are included in the program feeOnly one IFSA-Butler student per each host family for maximum cultural and language integration
Predeparture support services
Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisorWelcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updatesParental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guideAssistance in accommodating students with disabilitiesFinancial aid assistance and transfersTravel and student visa assistanceGroup flight arrangements to most destinations Airport pickup for group flightsFull-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)Intensive language programTransportation to host university accommodation following orientationNew student orientation at host universityNewsletter updates throughout the semesterIFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure tripsCultural activities and social eventsDay trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
Full medical insurance plan for all students24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staffAccess to local medical facilities Numerous scholarships available
Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.html) for more information about our scholarship opportunities.Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica): IFSA-Butler also offers a special Costa Rica scholarship of $1,000. Click here (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.html) for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
Monthly payment plan availableAbility to pay by credit cardSupport for U.S. university direct billing arrangements