What can I expect from my year in Costa Rica?

One of the greatest things about studying at the University for Peace is its location. Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, in the town of El Rodeo, UPEACE enjoys the best Costa Rica has to offer. Located on a 300 hectare property comprised primarily of protected primary forest, UPEACE is a mere 30 minutes from Downtown San Jose and less than two hours away from beaches (Puntarenas), mountains (take your pick!) and volcanoes (Poas and Irazu volcanoes are both less than two hours from Ciudad Colon, where most UPEACERs live during their year in Costa Rica). 

Learn more about what to expect from your stay in Costa Rica, including approximate living expenses, here.

Also, check out our favorite video showcasing UPEACERs taking advantage of this life-changing year below!