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  • Locations: La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. 1 Recommendation
        e. Authorization to Release Student Information
        f. Student Conduct Verification
        g. Financial Aid Questionnaire

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 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Allison S Logsdon, Winter Break 2016 Participant
I enjoyed that this program was very outdoor-based. There is no way to explore Costa Rica from inside a building, and this program embraced that.

Winter Break 2022 Participant
I loved learning about the history, the struggles and the hope these people have. How this small part of the world works differently from what I knew, and learning how we can be different and yet complete together too.

Dante Anthony Mesa, Winter Break 2013 Participant
The parts of the program that were most rewarding were getting to visit so many different cities in Costa Rica. Each one had its own climate and attractions that made them unique. We traveled from the bustling city of San Jose, to the cool forests of Monteverde, back up to the mild volcanic atmosphere of Arenal and finally all the way west to the hot and sunny beaches of Manuel Antonio. Each environment had such a unique layout and culture that it was always an adventure to wake up and explore. I learned so much about not only the people but about the wildlife and how precious it is.

This program is currently not accepting applications.