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  • Locations: La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost: Winter Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 10/01/2019 10/14/2019 01/02/2020 01/13/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: NO Open to graduate students: NO
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. 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:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Zachary James Wiens, Winter Break 2019 Participant
This program was such a great way to experience new cultures and new places. Being able to travel to Costa Rica with a group like this was great because it took the stress out of being in a new country because I was with people spoke English and was being guided by people that knew what they were doing. My favorite part had to be going to the beach at Manuel Antonio at the end of the trip. The water was so perfect and the entire area was beautiful!

Meagan Anne Young, Winter Break 2014 Participant
My favorite part of the program was soaking in the culture of Costa Rica. The people of Costa Rica taught me how to find joy in everything, and they taught me how to serve others in love. There isn't a greater take-away than that, for me.

Winter Break 2014 Participant
My favorite part about this program is the amazing opportunity to experience another world and culture outside our own. Every day was an eye-opener for me, and I was able to learn to have an open mind to differences that I normally wouldn't.