Study Abroad in Costa Rica

We make study abroad easy!

Customized programs designed for your university or institution

At the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education, we collaborate with high schools, community colleges, university undergraduate programs, masters and even doctorate level programs to create easily customized, short-term, faculty-led study abroad opportunities.

Programs range from just a few days to 3 or 4 weeks in Costa Rica.


Every course is created hand-in-hand with faculty from our partner institution to find the best field visits, speakers and organizations to exemplify the course’s key concepts. We cover a wide range of subjects that include education, peace studies, social enterprise, human rights, sustainability, and more.

The UPEACE network stretches across the entirety of Costa Rica, allowing us to find innovative and interesting examples of organizations and individuals that are forerunners in these areas. Field visits combine industry-specific knowledge with strong examples of social justice and Costa Rican culture, resulting in a unique and extremely powerful learning experience.

Our previous Study Abroad partners include:

  • Adelphi University
  • Chapman University
  • College of the Desert
  • Georgia State University
  • Indiana University
  • Kansas State University
  • Long Island University
  • Lynn University
  • Montessori Institute for the Science of Peace
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • San Jose State University
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey
  • University of Northern Kentucky
  • University of San Francisco
  • Western Washington University

To make the process easy, the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education also handles all logistics, from airport transfer and transportation, to hotels, language interpretation, and meals. Consider us your cultural liaisons to Costa Rica!

In the past we have also worked with organizations and businesses that don’t fit the university model, ranging from ‘Banco do Brasil’ and the United Nations Mission in Haiti, to helping Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Club organize a 2-hr. session on ‘Innovating in fast-changing world.’

Connect with the Centre at to learn more about our potential collaboration with your organization!


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