College of Law > Academics > Study Abroad > Costa Rica > Program
DePaul’s partner institution is Universidad Nacional in Heredia, located 13 miles outside the capital city of San Jose. The program is held on campus, where students have library privileges and Internet access.
Curriculum:The program offers two courses on the theory and practice of international human rights law and advocacy, with special emphasis on their application in Latin America and in US courts and NGOs dealing with Latin American migrants and refugees. All classes and lectures are conducted in English and meet in modern classrooms.
ABA-Approved Credits: The program is accredited by the American Bar Association and participants earn five (5) credit hours upon successful completion of all required coursework. Acceptance of credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by each student’s home school.
Students: To facilitate interaction between U.S. and Latin American law students, a number of Universidad Nacional students who are fluent in English participate in classes and extracurricular activities.
Site Visits: The program includes site visits to institutions and nongovernmental organizations working on human rights and governance in the Americas. Visits include:
Guest Lecturers: The program routinely hosts international human rights law experts as guest lecturers. Guest lecturers have included:
Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 15, but applications will be accepted on a space-available basis through May 1.