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Costa Rica STEM Semester

Coming Fall 2020

Welcome to Costa Rica

Verto’s STEM semester spends 13 weeks in Costa Rica, where students take core STEM courses while experiencing the rich cultural and environmental diversity of the country. You will live in three different communities over the course of the semester in order to compare and contrast different lifestyles and ecosystems within Costa Rica. Students put their STEM courses to practical use in helping to design and implement small-scale construction and engineering projects to benefit local communities.

Highlights include a Rafting Trip on the Pacuare River, surfing weekend on the Pacific Coast and community service project supporting construction and infrastructure in underserved rural schools

The Semester At-a-Glance


13 Weeks

College Credits

16 Credits

Program Cost

Starting at $15,000 USD




Student responsible for airfare to/from

Your Courses

  • Calculus 101
  • Computer Science 101
  • Physics 101
  • Spanish 101 or 201

Upcoming Program Dates

October – December, Fall 2020 Semester

February – May, Spring 2021 Semester

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