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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Kansas 
  • Program Cost: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 10/15/2024 02/06/2025 07/21/2025
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: These dates are tentative.
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:
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.

Torri Rose Lonergan, Fall 2018 Participant
My favorite part of this program was living with my host moms (Sara and Sole). I learned so much from them and really appreciated that they included me in everything. They were so sweet to me and helped me with absolutely everything. I also loved how much I was able to travel. I saw so many beautiful places in Costa Rica that I will never forget.

Spring 2020 Participant
I really enjoyed the cultural experience. Living in San Jose, it was super easy to meet new people, and I feel like my Spanish skills improved tremendously. Even though my time there was cut short, I finally felt confident to speak Spanish with native Spanish speakers. Of course, the mini KU class before the semester also helped!