On-Site Office & Staff

ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Rachel Rogers: Program Manager, Costa Rica

Born and raised in a small Texas town, Rachel attended Blinn College and then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. There she obtained her B.A., focusing on Anthropology and Spanish, and participated in an archaeological dig on a study abroad field program in Belize. Rachel's love for education abroad was solidified after joining the Peace Corps in Peru. In her almost fourteen years at ISA, Rachel has served as assistant to the CEO, Director of Service-Learning, and Program Manager to 10+ countries before moving into her current role as Vice President, Enrollment Management. Rachel enjoys her book club, exercising, spending time with her family, and is an avid coffee drinker and T.V. show connoisseur.

Email: rachel@studiesabroad.com


ISA Veritas San José Team

Christian Vargas, Director of Latin America Operations

Christian Vargas joined the ISA staff in Costa Rica in 1999. Prior to joining ISA, Christian earned a Computer Science degree from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica and a Business Administration degree from Veritas University. While in college, Christian used his free time to build homes for the underprivileged community in Costa Rica. Having visited each Central American country and several States in the United States, Christian gained an understanding of various cultures. Now, Christian enjoys supporting students as they adapt to life in Costa Rica, and he encourages them to explore Costa Rica's culture and natural beauty.


María Belén Jiménez, Resident Director, Costa Rica Programs

María Belén graduated from the National University of Costa Rica with a major in International Relations. She has worked in various human rights organizations, such as Defense for Children International - Costa Rica and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.

Belén had the opportunity to intern Office of Cooperation at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology where she became passionate about student and cultural exchange programs. Because of her experiences she truly enjoys meeting and interacting with people from around the world. She likes sharing the history, traditions, and food of Costa Rica and all beautiful places her home country has to offer.


Laura, ISA Veritas Mission Mentor