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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Early Start Spring 2018 10/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 01/06/2018 07/23/2018
Spring 2018 10/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 02/04/2018 07/23/2018

** 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:
Andrew J Larkin, Early Start Spring 2013 Participant
The opportunities to connect with the Costa Rican students really made the transition to a different university much easier. Along with that, the transition from English to Spanish was made much smoother as we made friends that we could converse with in a social and relaxed environment.

Lydia Rose Vogt, Fall 2016 Participant
I learned that it is important to make connections with others around you. If I had been alone throughout the semester it would have been very rough but because I made friends with other KU students, Costa Ricans, and students from around the world I was able to change my experiences in a positive way that could not have been done without the many people I interacted with on a daily basis.

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.


This program is currently not accepting applications.