Admissions: Life in CR: San José: Climate

The capital, San José, is located 3,500 feet above sea level. Temperatures range from the 60’s at night to high 80’s in the early afternoon, year round. There are two seasons: rainy (May-November) and dry (December-April). The heaviest rains are in September and October. Even during rainy season most mornings are bright and sunny with rain in the afternoon.

Ashley with a group of children

Ashley Orlando
(Class of ’06)

I attended the Institute in 2006 for a month when I was studying abroad in Costa Rica through the Latin America Studies Program (LASP) with Anthony Chamberlain.
My courses at the Institute were an invaluable help for me as I transitioned from learning Spanish in the classroom setting to speaking with native-speakers. I still remember many of the things I learned from those classes.



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