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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 07/11/2018 07/22/2019
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: The end date is approximate.
Fall 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 07/11/2018 12/17/2018
Early Start Fall 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 06/03/2018 12/17/2018
Early Start AY 2018-2019 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 06/02/2018 07/22/2019
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: The end date is approximate.

** 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.
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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:
Fall 2015 Participant
My host family, traveling in that beautiful country and the friends I made are the profound experiences I hold dear.

Amanda P Reggeti, Early Start Spring 2017 Participant
I felt that the language and cultural immersion elements of this program were very rewarding because they pushed me to step out of my comfort zone. I learned so much about the culture and language, as well as myself through my classes at the Universidad de Costa Rica. It was challenging at the beginning, but I ended up making many friends from my classes, getting really close to my host family, and my Spanish improved a lot because of these elements.

Ashley Rene Fisher, Early Start Fall 2017 Participant
Living with a host family was amazing. I think it really helps the student grow accustomed to living abroad.

This program is currently not accepting applications.