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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/15/2023
Rolling Admission 02/10/2024 07/22/2024

** 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:
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.

  • Academic Plan and Approval Form (KU students only)
  • Autobiography
  • Authorization to Release Student Information
  • Costa Rica Course Selection (Non-KU students only)
  • Costa Rica - Program Length
  • Early Start Preference
  • Official Transcript
  • One General Recommendation and One Language Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Student Photo Upload
  • Student Conduct Verification (KU students only) 
  • Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement

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:
Torri Rose Lonergan, Fall 2018 Participant
The intensive language immersion aspect of the program was very challenging, but super rewarding. My language skills improved so much last semester. I never would have made that much progress so quickly without taking classes at the UCR and living with a host family.

Fall 2015 Participant
The cultural introduction and the general help from Isa and Saida in the beginning of the program were the most helpful. My improvement in the language and my relationship with my host family was the most rewarding.

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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.