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)
I found living with my host family to be the most rewarding experience.
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.
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.