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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 06/10/2017 07/20/2018
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION:
The end date of 7/20/2018 is approximate. The official end date will be available late Fall 2017.
Fall 2017 03/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 07/06/2017 12/11/2017
Early Start AY 2017-2018 03/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 06/10/2017 07/20/2018
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION:
The end date of 7/20/2018 is approximate. The official end date will be available late Fall 2017.
Early Start Fall 2017 03/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 06/10/2017 12/11/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Minimum GPA Eligibility:
3.0 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity:
Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
 
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
 
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Academic Plan and Approval Form (KU students only)
        d. Autobiography
        e. Early Start Preference
        f. Costa Rica Course Selection
(Non-KU students only)
        g. Costa Rica - Program Length
        h. Student Photo Upload
        i. Official Transcript

        j. 1 General Recommendation and 1 Language Recommendation
        k. Authorization to Release Student Information
        l. Student Conduct Verification (KU students only)
 

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.



Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Spring 2012 Participant
Taking classes all in Spanish and only speaking Spanish at home had a huge impact on my ability to communicate and understand Spanish.

  Joshua Taylor Klein, Early Start Spring 2013 Participant
Due to the language difference between Costa Rica and the United States, I think that the study abroad program helps students improve their Spanish abilities as well as their self-confidence. I also think this program helps students see the world from a different perspective, both culturally and politically.

Fall 2015 Participant
I would advise that you are very sure about how you plan your curriculum, because once enrolled you have very little time to change classes if they seem to be too challenging. But that is more of an issue with the program than anything else.


This program is currently not accepting applications.