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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Universidad de Costa Rica (FICE: 900626) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: Spanish
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Homestay Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture and Applied Economics, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nutrition Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Universidad de Costa Rica

As an autonomous institution of higher education, the University of Costa Rica is integrated by a community of professors, students and administrative staff, dedicated to teaching, research, outreach, study, meditation, artistic creation and dissemination of knowledge.

There are different conceptions about the mission that a university must meet. For the University of Costa Rica, the primary activity should be aimed at promoting the advancement of knowledge at its best, and respond effectively to the needs generated by the comprehensive development of society.

From this perspective, its continuous production allows to reach levels of excellence in the training of professionals who, in turn, act as diffusers and change agents in the general community.

For additional information, please see Universidad de Costa Rica Fact Sheet

Program Location

universidad de costa rica 2The University of Costa Rica houses a permanent average population of 40 000 students, distributed between its main campus and its regional campuses.

The main campus of the University of Costa Rica is the Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, named after Rodrigo Facio Brenes, former President of the University who in the 50s and 60s led the reform that had made of the Institution one of the best known in the hemisphere.
The delicate balance between the colorful buildings and the natural beauty of the campus is its most striking feature. Abundant green areas, an impressive variety of trees that flourish at different times of the year, birds species that have set their roots in this natural context, and even the presence of two biological reserves, plus the many areas for students to coexist, interact, and study constitute the permanent scenario of the Rodrigo Facio campus. These features have turned the campus into a must-see destination for the many tourists that visit our country every year.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Wide variety of university subjects. See Catalogo de Cursos (Course Catalogue) at:
Note that Spring = UCR Semester 1 and Fall = UCR Semester 2
Language of Instruction: Spanish

FA 2019 UCR Catalog of Courses.pdf
SP 2020 UCR Catalog of Courses.pdf

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA
  • SPAN 3010 or higher

Program Itinerary

First Semester (Spring): Early March to Early July
Second Semester (Fall): Mid August to Mid December


Housing Application
International Exchange Program Fact Sheet