History of the University
On April 24, 1986, the opening of the International University of the Americas was approved by the National Council for Private University Education (CONESUP), this being the first private university higher education institution approved by this body. He began his work in a building located to the east of the capital in the Barrio La California, where Business Administration, Preschool Education, International Trade, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, English and Tourism were taught.
At the end of the eighties and the beginning of the nineties, the new campus was built where today the facilities of the main headquarters are located, located on Calle 23 and Avenida 7 bis in the Aranjuez neighborhood of the city of San José, in front of the complex Cultural Former Customs. Currently, the International University of the Americas has 21 majors that cover the areas of health, engineering, architecture, economics, social sciences, and languages in baccalaureate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
The University was born with the slogan of being a benchmark in private higher education, which has become evident over the years, leaving its mark on the training of professionals integrated into the labor market. Today we want to continue history moving towards the future with optimism, constantly renewing ourselves, adopting new teaching methodologies in accordance with the demands of the time, expanding our resources for research and projecting ourselves with greater force to society to detonate change.
About of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a Central American country known for its motto “Pura Vida”. It stands out because the best allies of its inhabitants are respect, humility and hospitality. According to the Happy Planet index of the New Economics Foundation, it has been considered the happiest country in the world and one of the most peaceful, according to the Global Peace indices (IPG), which makes the stay pleasant for those who visit it. they visit.
It has 4% of the world's biodiversity; It also has a government that is committed to the environment, which is why it strongly supports the proposal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021. Costa Rica has a stable and pleasant climate. The two predominant seasons are dry and rainy.