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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Early Start Fall 2021 04/15/2021 04/30/2021 05/29/2021 12/13/2021
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: These dates are tentative.
Early Start AY 2021-2022 04/15/2021 04/30/2021 05/29/2021 07/18/2022
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: These dates are tentative.
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/15/2021 04/30/2021 07/07/2021 07/18/2022
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: These dates are tentative.
Fall 2021 04/15/2021 04/30/2021 06/07/2021 12/13/2021
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: These dates are tentative.
Early Start Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/14/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/14/2021 TBA TBA
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.
 
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities

 

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:
Spring 2018 Participant
The most rewarding aspect of this program was that there were many times when we couldn't control the circumstances and we had to be flexible and patient.

Gabrielle C Doue, Spring 2018 Participant
My favorite part of this program was probably living with a Costa Rican family, because this allowed me to fully immerse myself in their culture, as well as be constantly surrounded by Spanish without simply sitting in a classroom. These people welcomed me with open arms, and I had the unique opportunity to experience a culture different than my own in a very personal and exciting way. I had friends from other exchange programs that did not live with families, and while their experiences were certainly enriching and exciting, they did mention to me many times that by living with a true Tico family, I had a greater opportunity to fully experience the Costa Rican lifestyle - and I definitely agree!

Samuel Reed Eastes, Early Start Fall 2016 Participant
My favorite part of the program was the support provided by Zaida and Isa. They are amazing. I also really enjoyed living with host families. The meals and Spanish practice were wonderful. It was also great that they did not have set curfews or super strict rules, which would have made for an unpleasant stay.