For over 25 years, thousands of students from around the world have enjoyed the wonderful uniqueness of VERITAS study abroad experience.  The school operates under the pillars of Design, Communication & Sustainability.  This program is characterized by its quality, affordability, diverse course catalog and unique cultural opportunities which are second to none.

For more details about Veritas Universidad, please visit their website at

Quick Facts:
See below for approved course options
Credits: 3 MSU credits will be offered for each course taken at Veritas during the 4/5 week session  
Program Length:  One summer session.  Dates:  May 27 - June 28, 2019
Courses align with College of Nursing, Health & Human Development, Liberal Studies, Modern Language, Global Health & Sustainability Studies minors
Host families, private room.  All families live within walking distance from campus.  
Host family sample profile Alfredo Vicente 2019.pdf

Breakfast & dinner provided 7 days a week by host family.
Lunch is extra cost.  Lunch tickets can be purchased if eating on campus.

Program Fees:
Airfare not included (estimate is $1,000 round trip)
Study Abroad Application Fee $50
Homestay for duration of Summer Session $945
Enrollment/Registration Fee $195
Course materials (for 2 courses) $170
Tuition per course:  4 week Spanish course $778
Additional elective $927
Total not including airfare or excursions $3,065
Excursions can be chosen upon arrival and billed separately.
Sample excursion information:
Excursion samples

Approved Course Options: Click on link for course syllabi.
Enrollment in courses will be a separate process and you'll be contacted about procedure.
HHD 3070   Conflict Resolution & Health Care
HHD 1100   Principles of Medical Entomology in the Tropics
PSY 2200   Health & Psychology
HHD 1070  Health & Nutrition - A Sustainability Approach
HHD 1050  Holistic Health Approaches
HHD 1020  Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for common sports injuries
COMM 3200 Intercultural Communication
HIST 3293    Costa Rica Health Care System & Tropical Medicine
Approved Spanish Courses:
3 credits taught 8 am to 12 noon M-F for 4 weeks (classes begin June 4)
SPN 101      Basic Spanish 1 
SPN 102      Basic Spanish II
SSP 141      Basic Spanish for Health Professions
SPN 201      Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 202      Intermediate Spanish II
SSP 241      Intermediate Spanish for Health Professions
SPN 301      Advanced Spanish I
SPN 302      Advanced Spanish II
SPN 310      Advanced Conversational Spanish
SPN 304      Syllabi coming soon    
SPN 320      Cultural Heritage in Latin America
SPN 340      Syllabi coming soon
SPN 410     Syllabi coming soon
Other Spanish Courses 1 credit, taught afternoons
SPN 100      Communication & Basic Module Basic Level
SPN 200      Communication & Basic Module Intermediate Level
SPN 300      Communication & Basic Module Advanced Level

Eligibility Requirements:
MSU students in good academic and conduct standing
2.5 GPA
Approval of department

Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2019
APPLY ONLINE HERE through My Global Connection. 
A complete application includes: 
Acknowledgement of Participation and Pre-Departure Requirements
Additional Application Information
Short Essay
FERPA Information
Health History Form
Passport Information
Questions?  Please email Wendy Rivers, Study Abroad Coordinator at

Have questions? Click to see drop-in advising hours.


Language of Instruction: EnglishSpanish


Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Housing Options: Homestay


Program Type: Fee-Based

Subjects Available

Community Health Health Care Medical Spanish Spanish Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems
  March 15 for the following summer and fall
  September 15 for the following spring