• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 GPA in all Spanish language
• The Summer Internship program requires that students have completed through Spanish 204 prior to the start of the program.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only


Spanish language, literature, and civilization.

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Winter Intersession: Late-Dec to mid-Jan (3 weeks)
Summer: June-July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Winter Intersession 2014-15  10/3/2014
Summer 2015 Spanish Language 2/6/2015
Extended Deadline: 2/27/2015
Summer 2015 Advanced Language and Internship 2/6/2015
Extended Deadline: 2/27/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Costa Rica, San Jose
UW Spanish Language in Costa Rica

Overview | Academics | Cost | Location | Life Abroad | Student Voices | Apply

Live and learn la vida local through the culture and language of Costa Rica! Whether your Spanish skills are at the 101 level or the advanced level, you'll be able to further your Spanish language in Costa Rica on this summer or winter program. You will attend COSI-Maximo Nivel, a language school in San Jose offering Spanish language education at all levels.

You can choose to go on either a three-week program during winter intersession, a six-week summer language program, or an eight-week summer advanced language and internship program. The UW Spanish Language Program is specifically designed to match the Spanish course offerings at UW-Madison.

In addition to courses, COSI-Maximo Nivel offers you cultural activities, and opportunities to take advantage of the local scenery, including a visit to a nearby volcano.

San Jose is Costa Rica's capital city with a population of 370,000 people. COSI-Maximo Nivel is located in San Pedro, a neighborhood east of downtown San Jose. You'll be a short bus ride from the city center. San Jose is a city where visitors of the entire world converge; a metropolis full of interesting places, faces, and colors reflecting the history of a population.