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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Early Start AY 2022 03/15/2022
04/01/2022 06/25/2022 07/17/2023
Early Start Fall 2022 03/15/2022
04/01/2022 06/25/2022 12/13/2022
Fall 2022 03/15/2022
04/01/2022 07/28/2022 12/13/2022
Academic Year 2022 03/15/2022
04/01/2022 07/28/2022 07/17/2023
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: The end date is tentative.
Early Start Spring 2023 10/01/2022 10/14/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 10/14/2022 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU 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, March 15th for 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:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Fall 2019 Participant
I really enjoyed the trips that Zaida and Isa took us on. It was amazing to get to see different parts of the country and try local foods. It gave us another opportunity to practice our Spanish outside the classroom.

Fall 2017 Participant
I learned that it isn't always some fun vacation because you are still in school and have to work hard at it. At first I imagined school would be incredibly easy but it did take a lot of time and effort like any normal semester in the US.

Danielle Marie London, Fall 2016 Participant
I think that studying abroad helped to teach me a new form of independence that comes from doing things like traveling on your own, going to classes in a foreign language, and making friends and relations in a new country.