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Posted on January 10 2019

Why should you study abroad in Costa Rica?

By  Editor
Updated April 03 2023
study abroad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been called the Switzerland of Central America. A rain forested country in Central America; it is home to stunning tropical beaches and scintillating culture. The country is known for its biodiversity and is well-known for its beaches and volcanoes.

This seemingly small country has a lot to offer to international students. From the bustling metropolitan area of San Jose to lush rainforests, the country has it all.

There are program options available for students from all majors. The country also provides additional funds to study abroad. You may also use scholarships and other financial aid towards study abroad.

Here are the top reasons why you should study abroad in Costa Rica:

  1. Highest literacy rate in Latin America

Costa Rica has the highest rate of literacy in Latin America at 97%. Education is available and encouraged at school as well as University levels.

  1. Diverse wildlife

Costa Rica is home to more 500,000 species. It is one of the most ecologically bio-diverse regions in the world.

  1. Stunning beaches

The country has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The shape of the Bahia Ballena beach is like a whale’s tail. It is reputed for its whale watching.

  1. Happy country

As per the Happy Planet Index survey, Costa Rica has been named the happiest place on earth. Costa Ricans pride themselves on maintaining a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle.

  1. Healthcare

Costa Rica has one of the best healthcare systems in Latin America. The WHO ranks it higher than the USA, as per Go Abroad.

  1. Affordability

Costa Rica is a reasonably affordable country for overseas education. The cost of living is also pretty low. A one-bedroom apartment in the capital city San Jose will cost you around $600. The rent is even lesser in rural areas.

  1. Butterflies

10% of all the butterflies in the world can be found in Costa Rica.

  1. Peaceful country

Costa Rica is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It had abolished its army in 1948.

  1. Pure life

Costa Rica is a small country. Its small size helps you to quickly get to know its places and people. It is so small that even Lake Michigan in the US is larger than it.

  1. High quality of living

Costa Rica’s high quality of living is due to its commitment to safeguard the environment. One-fourth of the country is legally protected. It was even voted as the greenest country in the world in 2009. 

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