Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica

Location: Costa Rica: San Jose

Term: Throughout the year, Academic Year, Trimester, Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall

Dates: 2020,2021

Universidad Veritas


1 kilometro Oeste de la Casa Presidencial Zapote Zapote, San Jose 10105 Costa Rica

Call Us

Phone: 506 22464865

Fax: 506-253-5355


Founded in 1968, Universidad Veritas is a Costa Rican educational institution specializing in art, design, and architecture, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in digital animation, fashion design, architecture, product design, interior design, advertising design, photography, television, and film. The university Center for International Programs has more than 20 years of experience in providing study abroad programs in Costa Rica, ranking as number one in the country in this field.

Programs at the university range from two to 16 weeks, during which students can take English or Spanish-taught courses in a wide range of fields. Intensive Spanish learning courses start every month. Students with an advanced level of Spanish can study with locals in several fields, like digital animation and design.

The university also offers gap year programs, where participants can explore Costa Rica while creating an artistic portfolio with a first-entry workshop, Collective Design Atelier, formed by the schools of Architecture, Product Design, Inner Space Design, Visual Design and Communication, and Fashion Design. Its main purpose is to establish the foundation for design thinking.

Internship placements are also offered. These internships are designed to provide participants with practical work experience according to their qualifications, previous work experience, aspirations, and personal preferences.


1. Study at a university in Costa Rica that specializes in art, design, and architecture.

2. Take English or Spanish-taught courses in a variety of fields.

3. Show proficiency in the Spanish language and study alongside locals.

4. Spend your gap year exploring Costa Rica while creating an artistic portfolio.

5. Undertake an internship and gain practical work experience.

Degree Level


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Registration
- In country orientation
- In country staff support
- Modern computer labs
- Free WiFi
- Extra curricular acttivities

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Costa Rica

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Phone/Video Interview
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 weeks
Year Founded