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  • Locations: Multiple Locations, Costa Rica; punta leona, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
03/05/2018 05/21/2018 06/01/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Tiffany Hester
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of 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 and 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:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Kyra Lynn Martiny, Summer 2015 Participant
We went out into schools in Costa Rica, public and private, to learn about, compare and contrast the way they educate their children, and provide services for children with exceptionalities. It was amazing to see how much was similar, and to embrace how much was different about Costa Rican protocol from that which we see in the United States. We met some amazing teachers, interacted with some wonderful children, and saw so many beautiful schools. Even though I myself am not going into early childhood education, I still learned countless things that will absolutely be valuable to me as I begin my professional endeavors later in life.

Summer 2015 Participant
Elements of the program that I found most rewarding were the first-hand interactions and exposure to life in Costa Rica. Touring schools and talking to staff members was an amazing opportunity to see what the school systems are like in Costa Rica.

Summer 2015 Participant
My favorite part of this program was getting to interact with the local children in the schools. Even though we had a language barrier, it did not stop us from playing together.

This program is currently not accepting applications.