Heredia, Costa Rica

On-Site Staff for Heredia, Costa Rica

Heredia staff: Carlitos, Nathalie and Steven

Heredia staff: Carlitos, Nathalie and Steven

Specialty Programs have an on-site Resident Director (RD) who provides comprehensive support to students throughout their study abroad experience. RDs are responsible for the academic curriculum and faculty.

RD Carlos Oviedo has been working with USAC for over 17 years. He is a Costa Rica native who loves to work with people, to travel around the world and to enjoy outdoors activities. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and also speaks basic Italian. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration, and has completed graduate work at Universidad Nacional in Exercise Physiology.

Carlos, assisted by program staff Nathalie Alvarez, Steven Reyes, and Jose Molina, meets the group flight at the airport, provides an on-site orientation, takes you to your program housing, and organizes interesting field studies, volunteer options, extracurricular activities and optional tours.