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
My favorite part of this program was immersing myself in Costa Rican culture by spending lots of time with my host family, becoming very involved in a local church, and swimming with the UCR swim team.
Samuel Reed Eastes, Early Start Fall 2016 Participant
My favorite part of the program was the support provided by Zaida and Isa. They are amazing. I also really enjoyed living with host families. The meals and Spanish practice were wonderful. It was also great that they did not have set curfews or super strict rules, which would have made for an unpleasant stay.
Cyan Skye Sanders, Early Start Fall 2017 Participant
Language learning stalls at a certain part in your studies and it is at this point that immersion in that culture and language are the only things that will help you. Costa Rica is a better program than the others because the UCR is an amazing University and the host families and directors are unlike any others.