More than 35 years of experience

Universidad Hispanoamericana has more than 35 years of leading academics

11 Certified Majors

The National Accreditation System of Higher Education (SINAES) accredits 11 of our majors. This guarantees quality training and commitment for continuous improvement. Certified majors and programs have greater opportunities to obtain international cooperation and participate in academic exchanges

5 locations throughout the country

Perfectly equipped with all the infrastructure and high technology that a leading education requires. They are in places of easy access for arrival and transportation.

Each of our campuses has its own beauty, you can enjoy the best atmosphere in the heart of the capital or admire the view of the sea from a classroom.


Teaching Simulation

Our students enjoy of laboratories and simulation centers for different majors in order to develop skills and competences through simulated real-life situations

Student life Department

This department guides and support your journey through the country and through the Universidad Hispanoamericana

Specialized Faculty

With great experience, highly trained that transmit their own work experiences

Biodiversity

 Costa Rica represents just 0.03% of the global territory but contains 6% of the world´s biodiversity.


Peace

Costa Rica has proudly boasted the absence of a military since 1948, after it was abolished in the wake of victory in that year´s civil war. 

Population

Total population: 5.003.393

Literacy rate: 97.89%

Life expectancy at birth: 79.9

Male 78 years

Female 82 years


Protected Territories

Their protected territories include 25% of the land and 9% of the coastal area.


Renewable Sources

The country generates 99% of its electricity using five renewable sources: hydropower, wind, geothermal, biomass and solar energy. 

Happiest place on Earth

In the Happy Planet Index survey, the New Economics Foundation named the country as the “happiest country in the world” not once, but twice in recent years.

According to the National Health System, we enjoy one of the highest indexes of human development in the world.

Learn more about our unique and beautiful country at https://www.esencialcostarica.com/eng/


Let's plan your experience

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Pura Vida

 “Pura vida” is a phrase used in Costa Rica for different expressions, but especially as a response to the greeting: "How are you?" - "Pura Vida", and is equivalent to "very well".

"Pura Vida" symbolizes for Costa Ricans the simplicity of good living, humility, abundance, exuberance, well-being, joy, satisfaction, conformity, happiness and optimism, associated with the art of appreciating beauty in the simple and natural, the art of good living.



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Currency

The official currency of Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colon, and the dollar is usually taken as the currency of reference. 

In most of the tourist establishments you will not have any problem in making the payments in dollars; in fact, in many places, the prices are indicated in that currency, and you might receive “colones” as a change. 


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Security

Costa Rica is one of the American countries with the highest standard of living, and one of the most calm and stable in the geographical area, and proud to have abolished the army in 1948. 

 You will need to consider some precautions during your stay: 

1. Do not make ostentation of valuable objects or large amounts of money.

 2. Never leave your belongings unattended in public or crowded spaces, as well as in means of transportation, such as buses or taxis.

2. Keep valuables in your hotel. It is also a good idea to leave your passport and original documents there and carry a copy with you. If your documents were stolen, you must go to the local police to file a report. Then you can go with the report to your country´s consulate or embassy, where you will receive help even in extreme cases of luggage, money or documentation loss.

5. Avoid walking at night in areas with little traffic, especially in the capital, San José.

 6. If you decide to take a taxi, verify that it complies with all the regulations and has a yellow triangle on its doors.

 7. To change money use only authorized exchange agencies or banks. Avoid any kind of transactions on the street.


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Climate

Costa Rica is made up of many different climatic zones, which create a lot of microclimates within it. 

There is no winter; it is classified as a tropical country due to its closeness to the Equator. It has two seasons: a dry season, often called high season; and a rainy season, often called the green season. 

There are always twelve hours of sunlight per day throughout the year. 

During the months of February to April, you will find the highest temperatures. September to November are generally the coldest months; however, this varies from region to region. 

The amount of rain in Costa Rica fluctuates quite drastically. From May to November, the rain is quite intense, with the largest amount of rain especially in September and October.


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Volcanological and Seismological Activity

You must know that Costa Rica is a country located in an area of significant seismic and volcanic activity.

Both the authorities and the local population are used to these activities and know perfectly the safety measures to take in case of warning or imminent danger. So, it is very important that in these cases you follow exactly all the safety instructions.

You can check the National Emergency Commission for recommendations: www.cne.go.cr or by telephone (506) 2220 2020.

Another good source of information is the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica http://www.ovsicori.una.ac.cr/.



Programs

Our programs were developed under a theoretical/ practical modality, giving students the opportunity to learn not only through theory, but also through putting their new knowledge into practice. Our programs are created based on the interests and needs of students, faculty and staff. Business Public Health Community Spanish immersion Architecture

Business
Public Health Community
Spanish immersion
Architecture

Partners

Universidad Hispanoamericana has established alliances between prestigious International Universities that make mobilization, training, research and knowledge, possible between students and teachers of each of the partners Universities. Our partners contribute to the globalization of our system in order to look further than an academic experience. Global and intercultural education brings unique experiences to our students, developing holistic professionals.

Beykent University

Dixie State University

George Washington University

Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

Universidad Continental

Universidad de Cartagena

Universidad de Salamanca

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Mexicali

Universidad Cuauhtemoc

Universidad Regiomontana

Universidad del Valle de Orizaba

Instituto Tecnológico de los Mochis

Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social

Universidad Mayor

Universidad San Sebastián Concepción

Universidad Tecnológica de Chile INACAP

Universidad Latina de Panamá

Universidad de Iberoamérica

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

Instituto Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano

Universidad Francisco Gavidia

Universidad de Granada

Universidad de Vigo

Universidad de Alicante

Sapienza Universidad de Roma

IPAG Business School

"Going beyond my expectations"

The Universidad Hispanoamericana gave all of us a broader understanding regarding the differences and similarities in patient care. They hold their students at a high standard and were able to share an abundance of knowledge with us.

We are grateful for this opportunity.

Love you

Tampa Students

Jennifer Harrington - Instructor, Nursing & CNA Program Coordinator

Instructor, Nursing & CNA Program Coordinator

We are grateful for this opportunity.

The Universidad Hispanoamericana gave all of us a broader understanding regarding the differences and similarities in patient care. They hold their students at a high standard and were able to share an abundance of knowledge with us.

We are grateful for this opportunity.

Love you

Tampa Students

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