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*S.O.L.E. Abroad in Costa Rica
La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Language of Instruction: English
Housing Type: Hotel
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S.O.L.E. Abroad in Costa Rica

UCCS is offering an opportunity for those who seek out a summer experience by the calming waters of Costa Rica! S.O.L.E. Abroad in Costa Rica gives students the chance to explore many sights in Costa Rica, such as San Jose and La Fortuna. Students can take tours officiated by tour guides to experience the culture and history of Costa Rica, experience the delicious local cuisine this beautiful country has to offer, hike and venture through the rain forests flora and fauna, and expose themselves to the culture and customs Costa Rica has to offer to those visiting!

This trip is a great opportunity for a week, guided by Chris Ertman of UCCS, for students who are willing to take the chance to explore, make new friends, and have memories worth a lifetime. All students are encouraged to apply!

Itinerary and Trip Details

Dates: May 24 - June 1, 2020

May 24 - Arrive in San Jose, transfer to hotel
May 25 - Breakfast at hotel; transfer to La Fortuna via guided coach
May 26 - Breakfast at hotel; Kayaking Arenal Lake; La Fortuna Waterfalls; Arenal Lake Bridges Natural History Walking Tour; Group lunch
May 27 - Breakfast at hotel; Volunteer at Asis Wildlife Rescue (access fee included in trip cost); Group lunch
May 28 - Breakfast at hotel; Transfer to Playa Hermosa via coach
May 29 - Breakfast at hotel; Free Day for Independent Exploration - Jaco Beach
May 30 - Breakfast at hotel; Manual Antonio National Park sightseeing (access fee included in trip cost); Free afternoon for independent exploration
May 31 - Breakfast at hotel; Transfer to San Jose airport for departure to USA


San Jose - Holiday Inn Express Lindora (or similar); breakfast included
La Fortuna - Arenal Montechiari (or similar); breakfast included
Playa Hermosa - Terrazas del Pacifico (or similar); breakfast included

Wifi included at all hotels

Cost and Payment Information

UCCS Deposit: $100 non-refundable deposit (due January 24, 2020)
Program Fee: $1,080 (due February 11, 2020)
UCCS International Affairs Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable
Total: $1,230

Includes: Hotel, Breakfast Daily, Entrances to all activities/parks on schedule, Two Group Lunches
Not Included: International Round-trip Airfare, travel/medical insurance, additional meals, public transit as necessary, tuition for the class, spending money

A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due by January 24, 2020 (payable to UCCS, please see Chris Ertman at UCCS S.O.L.E for payment). Once deposit and application are complete, participants will be able to pay the program fee online directly to Tumlare. Final payment of the program fee is due February 11, 2020. Payment and registration with Tumlare can be made at

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
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Centers for Disease Control:

About SOLE and Chris

Chris Ertman is an Outdoor Programs and Trails Coordinator for the UCCS Recreation Center. For questions about the program, contact Chris at

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 03/07/2020 05/24/2020 05/31/2020
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