Program Location

If you haven’t realized it yet, Latin America is a BIG place! With an area of 8.1 million square miles and a population of 590 million people, Latin America can be pretty different from one region to another. So, in this week’s FAQs, we give you some details about the program’s location.


In the United States it is easy to stay connected to family and friends. But what about in Costa Rica?? How can you get in touch with LASP classmates and new local friends? How will you stay up to date on what is happening back home? In the FAQs below we discuss common questions related to communication and technology.


It's fun to read about life on LASP, but at some point you need may actually need to get to Costa Rica. So what do you need to know before you step on that plane? Read this week’s FAQs about travel to find out!


While your time with the Latin American Studies Program is sure to be an eye opening adventure, your main purpose in being there will be to learn. In fact, we think this is half the adventure, especially since you will be learning through doing and serving in addition to time in the classroom. Read below to find out more about the program’s academics.

Daily Life

You have probably already figured out that your day-to-day to life in Latin America will look quite different than it does right now. But you might be wondering exactly how different, right?