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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
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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.
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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:
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Academic Experiences:
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Cultural Experience:
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Program Reviews:
Ashleigh C Pulaski, Winter Break 2017 Participant
My favorite part of the Travel Writing in Costa Rica program was all of the wonderful friends I made throughout the couple weeks we were there. Together, my new friends and I explored new places, tried new foods, zip lined over the trees, and went rafting in level 3 waters.

Sydney Bryce Shepherd, Winter Break 2016 Participant
The diversity of the program is wonderful. We encounter so much in terms of different environments and people. I never would have imagined that I was going to experience as much as I did. I didn't feel like an annoying tourist, I felt like a welcome explorer.

Ashleigh C Pulaski, Winter Break 2017 Participant
I think it is important to go on a small, short-term trip like this program prior to committing to a semester-long study abroad, especially if you are interested in studying abroad. I believe it is important because I thought I wanted to study abroad for a semester, but realized that I don't think I would be able to be away from family and friends for that long. Through other programs at KU, you can get the study abroad feeling, traveling, and exploration all while not being away from family for too long.

This program is currently not accepting applications.