Global Education


An HPU Exchange Program
San José, Costa Rica

Located in Costa Rica’s capital city San José, ULACIT provides High Point University students with numerous opportunities to further their education in a vibrant and diverse setting.  One of Latin America’s safest cities, San José provides students with an array of cultural and recreational opportunities from its many theatres to its various museums of Pre-Columbian gold, Costa Rican Art, and Contemporary Art and Design.

ULACIT is a bilingual university offering thirty-two undergraduate and fifteen graduate programs in engineering, business, advertising, psychology, and education. It has been identified by the QS World University Rankings for three consecutive years (from 2011-2014) as the best private university in Central America. In 2004, the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce conferred upon ULACIT the Education Award, considering it the educational institution which had, in the past five years, demonstrated the highest academic quality among all academic institutions in the country. ULACIT was nominated for the same award again in 2009.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:                               

  1. Become immersed in Costa Rican culture through a homestay, while studying Business or International Relations courses in English
  2. Explore one of Latin American’s younger capital cities with a thriving, international population
  3. ULACIT has been recognized as the best private university in Central America by the QS Latin American Rankings for six consecutive years.


Quick Facts

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica (population: 1 million)

University: Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT)  (students: 4,100)

Terms available: 

  • Fall: September-mid December
  • Spring: early January to late April
  • Summer: May to August

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: Please visit the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington, D.C.’s website for more in formation on the student visa.


Academic Program

ULACIT offers coursework taught in English for students majoring in Business Administration and International Relations. One Spanish language course can be taken at an additional cost of $495. Note that this program is not designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish.

Please find more information in the course catalog.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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