Step 2@2x.png want to LEARN & SERVE IN COSTA RICA?

An excellent choice! Here are more details about studying in Costa Rica with PHōS:

a word about program pricing

Though you will be attending a PHōS program, you will ultimately be graduating from your home college or university. There are a number of extra costs associated with you studying abroad, including approving courses, transferring course credits, keeping you registered while you are abroad, and all of the duties of your school’s study abroad office. Because of these considerations, each school sets its own policies and pricing for study abroad.

If you are studying with PHōS in order to gain credit toward a degree at your home school, please consult them about costs, course approvals, and the availability of financial aid.

The prices you see listed are for students who study with PHōS directly. Without a prescribed association to a particular college or university.


what's included

The price for all PHōS programs includes the following:

  • Orientation
  • Campus WiFi Internet
  • Printer Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tuition
  • Transcript
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Excursions
  • Pre-departure Support & Advising
  • Onsite Staff
  • Airport Pickup


FALL 2018

Mission in Latin American Contexts (4)
Peoples and Cultures of Costa Rica (4)
Literature and Culture of Spanish America II (4)
Advanced Spanish Grammar and Communication (4)
All students also participate in an International Internship* (2)


Incarnational Mission: Biblical Perspectives on International Ministry to the Poor (3)
Peoples and Cultures of Costa Rica (3)
Students also take Spanish language appropriate to their learning level (6)
All students also participate in an International Internship* (3-4)


PHōS Students gain hands-on experience through internships at community ministry sites related to your interests. Seasoned missionaries from Costa Rica and the U.S.A. run these ministry sites year-round and are committed to a long-term presence within the community. Students can apply for internships in the following areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Education (including Special Education)
  • Health Care Business/Microfinance; Social Work; Sports & Recreation (including bicycle repair)

PHōS students apply directly with our partner, Students International.