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.
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)
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)
Spring 2012 Participant
I found living with my host family to be the most rewarding experience.
Seth Michael Brooks, Early Start Spring 2013 Participant
The moment when I realized I could now joke with native speakers was a very rewarding one. I realize now I can connect with Spanish speakers in a way I couldn't before. Also, from all of my short trips that I took and planned, I now feel a new confidence as a traveler. I feel like I could plan a backpacking trip in any part of the world, with the skills I acquired.
Danielle Marie London, Fall 2016 Participant
My favorite part of studying in Costa Rica was living with a host family and making friends not only from Costa Rica but also from all over the world.