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Universidad National (UNA) reviews

29 reviews
4.37 / 5 based on 29 reviews
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lvmac
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
Personal recommendation
If you are in early Spanish courses and you want to learn a lot and study hard-pick Heredia. If you want to learn, but aren't overly concered pick the Punt. Even though Puntarenas is by the ocean it's not paradise--it is nice, but not paradise.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
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murphy3
Simpson College, Redding, United States
Education, Undergraduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
I wish I had been forewarned about some of my professors. One professor absolutely hated Americans, and he made my life miserable. I only needed a few core course requirements to complete my program, and they fell into the category of general studies. I took one class in Art because it was required. The professor expected everyone in his class to be an artist and have an insatiable love for art. I didn't, and I came very close to failing.
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lvmac
San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, United States
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Academic
Course recommendations
The lower level Spanish courses were not very challenging and should have been, for our benefit as students and visitors to a foreign country. The tropical ecology course was great though--we covered a lot of topics and I came away much more informed about the CR, its environment and people. Many of the toics in this course impacted me--I am much more sensitive and fired up about deforestation and pollution. Take dance. It is such an integral part of Costa Rican socialization.
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Jeffrey C
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Humanities, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Overall
Personal recommendation
Most students come to study spanish. I found that in this program it depends on the teacher if the quailty of the course will be high. I was lucky. I enjoyed my time and my Spanish is much better but if you have a choice chosse you teacher carefully.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
2
Experienced a change in life
1
Advanced my studies & career
4
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Costa Rica
Internship, Security, English
Costa Rica
Internship, Management, English, Spanish
Malaga, Spain
Creative, English
Business, Consumer Electronics
ABOUT
This university was founded in 1973. Its propose is to share with students significant achievements in academically strategic fields, and the unfolding of economic, scientific, technological, and cultural archievements of Costa Rica.
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Homepage: www.una.ac.cr
Phone: +506 277-3660
Address: Universidad National, Heredia, Costa Rica