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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.
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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:
Winter Break 2016 Participant
Our guide was absolutely incredible, and she truly made the trip for me. She was so kind and warm, and so very knowledgeable about a variety of subjects, ranging from biology to culture and language to history and government. I felt like I was learning the entire time in a fun and accessible way!

Winter Break 2016 Participant
I learned about the different climates of Costa Rica, even though the country is tiny and wouldn't seemingly have many different climates. I also learned about the importance of the ecotourism industry, Costa Rica's biggest source of income. As a Spanish major with minors in Global and International Studies and English, this experience was invaluable to my studies. It perfectly culminated my time at KU.

Sydney Bryce Shepherd, Winter Break 2016 Participant
It's sort of indescribable. I could sit here and type out a twelve-page single-spaced paper on how incredible the experience was, but nothing will do it justice. You meet incredible people including fellow students, instructors, and program ambassadors. You see awesome things like active volcanoes and indigenous tribes and endangered species in their natural habitats. You have the chance to try all sorts of native and non-native foods and be a part of experiences that are already thrilling, but that much more memorable when they're done in a cloud forest near a flock of macaws or Capuchin monkeys.