5% of the world’s biodiversity.

We are not kidding when we say Costa Rica’s biodiversity is amazing. Experts from around the globe visit our country for research or travel. You’ll never run out of wildlife to see here!

No army, leading education.

Costa Rica has proudly boasted the absence of a military since 1948, after it was abolished to fund education programs and ensure a soaring 98% literacy rate.

99% run on renewable energies.

Hydropower, wind, geothermal energy, biomass, and solar, you name it! Costa Rica’s state owned power company ensures countrywide coverage with state-of-art technology. 

Happiest country on Earth.

Which should come as no surprise given everything this small Central American gem has to offer. Is it hard to believe? Come on down and see for yourself. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

First Fully Bilingual University in Costa Rica

Worried about your Spanish skills? No problem. All faculty members and staff speak English and you can take all of your courses in English.  If you choose to take courses in Spanish, you will be able to improve your language skills even more!

More than 18 Clubs and Organizations

From sports to innovation and leadership when you come to ULACIT you can be part of a diverse community with tons of activities and interests.

60 International Partnerships

We are true leaders in international education with exchange programs and visiting students from around the world, all year round. 

Unique Sustainable Program

The ULACIT Foundation owns and operates La Marta Wildlife Refuge in Cartago. It comprises 3.750 acres of exuberant tropical ecosystems, ready for exploration recreation and research activities.

Win a weekend trip filled with adventures within a pristine tropical forest with a two night stay for two at La Marta Wildlife Refuge, the first private biological reserve created in Costa Rica.   

La Marta Wildlife Refuge includes lodging at El Tucán Hostel with comfortable housing and wireless internet service (WiFi), historical sites, natural spas on the banks of the Gato and Marta rivers, observation stations of flora and fauna and a camping site.


Fill in the information form and join us as we trek through the wilderness, bask in the waters of the mountain river’s and experience the beauty of Costa Rica’s natural treasures. 


Winners will be selected in random drawings conducted by representatives of our Global Education Office at the end of NAFSA 2022.

Fill in the information form to win a two night stay for two at

La Marta Wildlife Refuge in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Contacto Landing GEO

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