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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/15/2016
Rolling Admission 02/08/2017 07/24/2017
Early Start Spring 2017 10/15/2016
Rolling Admission 01/07/2017 07/24/2017

** 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:
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.
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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:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
  Duncan Mcintosh Mc Henry, Spring 2013 Participant
My favorite part of the Costa Rica study abroad program was all of the different people I was able to meet. My Spanish improved vastly, and I had more amazing cultural experiences than I could begin to count, from small, everyday things, to big family barbecues and nights out in San José.

  Kristen Johanna Indihar, Early Start Spring 2012 Participant
My favorite part was the freedom to travel and having the chance to experience different people, cultures and environments.

Fall 2015 Participant
My host family, traveling in that beautiful country and the friends I made are the profound experiences I hold dear.

This program is currently not accepting applications.