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Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Early Start AY,
Early Start Fall,
Early Start Spring,
Program Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: University of Kansas 
Program Cost: Academic Year,
Early Start AY,
Early Start Fall,
Early Start Spring,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Early Start Fall 2016 03/01/2016 03/15/2016 06/12/2016 12/12/2016
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 03/15/2016 07/06/2016 12/12/2016
Early Start AY 2016-2017 03/01/2016 03/15/2016 06/12/2016 07/16/2017
The end date is approximate.
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 03/15/2016 07/06/2016 07/16/2017
The end date is approximate.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Language of Instruction:
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:
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:

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:
Estefany Carrion, Fall 2015 Participant
The traveling around Costa Rica is a must because you get to experience so much culture and not just be secluded to the city. Every little location had so much to offer. Also my host family was great and helped me adjust to things. They welcomed me into their entire family and included me in their family events.
Ashley Alexandra Rivera, Early Start Spring 2013 Participant
I believe that living in the city and going to school there pushed me outside my comfort zone. I had to use Spanish in everyday scenarios and be able to figure out different things in the city using Spanish. I was able to use the language in ways I would have never thought myself capable before this study abroad experience.
Jennifer Lynn Rosacker, Early Start Spring 2013 Participant
Living with a host family was one of the most rewarding experiences of my Study Abroad. With my family, my Spanish improved, I learned more about the Costa Rican culture, and most importantly I was able to make life long connections with Costa Ricans.
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