San Ramón, Costa Rica

On-Site Staff for San Ramón, Costa Rica

Gerardo Rodríguez, Dr. Claudia Charpentier, and Dr. Carlos Salas

Gerardo Rodríguez, Dr. Claudia Charpentier, and Dr. ...

The San Ramón program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being. Dr. Carlos Salas, a Costa Rica native, is the Resident Director for the San Ramón program and an eighteen-year veteran of USAC. Carlos earned his PhD from the University of Kansas and is fluent in Spanish and English. He will meet the group flight at the airport, take you to your housing, and provide the mandatory on-site orientation. Program Assistants Gerardo Rodriguez and Lucy Venegas also provide support and resources while you are on the program.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (5 weeks): Open

Summer I & II (9 weeks): Open

Summer II (4 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



English | Spanish