Texas Tech University has launched its campus in the Costa Rican capital city of San Jose, offering to teach a wide range of subjects, including mathematics and computer science.
Slated to begin the academic year later in August this year, the tech university will teach almost the same subjects in Costa Rica as its American campus. Students will graduate with a North American degree that is recognized worldwide, and at least 80% of the teaching staff will come from the main campus in Lubbock, Texas.
Furthermore, English will be the sole language used within the classroom.
The campus, built at the cost of more than US$ 10 million, boasts laboratories, a library, a media center, and an amphitheater, in addition to classrooms.
The plan to build the Costa Rican campus was disclosed in August 2016 after the American university reached a partnership agreement with Edulink, a subsidiary of Promerica Group, a multinational conglomerate of companies operating in Latin American countries. Two months later, the university officially broke ground.
Every students enrolled in the university will be eligible to take part in exchange programs, international cooperation programs, research programs, and internships.
Among the degrees it wants to award include dual bachelor’s degree on computer sciences and mathematics, postgraduate degree in hotel management, business management, and essentials of business.
“The Texas Tech campus in Costa Rica is intended to make U.S. higher education available and affordable to students in a region with limited access to university opportunities,” said Jack Bimrose, Director of the university, according to local media.