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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • Program Cost: Winter Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 09/01/2019 09/12/2019 01/09/2020 01/19/2020
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: Start and end dates are tentative.
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: 3.0 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: 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

 

Business School Scholarship

Business students may be eligible for scholarships for this program. Students who have not previously received study abroad scholarships from the Business School will have priority for scholarship awards.  For more information and application instructions, visit: https://business.ku.edu/scholarships-study-abroad  

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. Business Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. Authorization to Release Student Information
        e. Student Conduct Verification
        f. 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
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Laurin Ashley Wright, Winter Break 2016 Participant
Costa Rica has implemented numerous environmentally friendly as well as socially responsible initiatives in their schools and society in general. I strongly believe their strategies make excellent examples to model our behavior after.

Winter Break 2014 Participant
Variety - We did so many different activities while we were there. We were able to explore the country in so many different ways, and I really feel like I gained an intimate knowledge of Costa Rica, its culture, and its business climate.

Alok Rajendra Patel, Winter Break 2019 Participant
I learned that it is possible to achieve growth in a sustainable way. Costa Rica has doubled its GDP between 2008-2018 and they have been careful not to pollute the environment and maintain a strong tourist economy.