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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 10/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2019 08/02/2019

** 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:
Program Category: UGA Residential Center Sponsor: University of Georgia
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: English as a Second Language, Language and Literacy Education
Minimum number of credit hours: 9 Maximum number of credit hours: 9
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:
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Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and has taken great measures to preserve its rich environment. The University of Georgia’s open-air campus, nestled in the Monteverde cloud forest, fits right in with the culture of sustainability and conservation. UGACR offers a wide variety of courses, across a range of disciplines including tropical science, photography, language, business, and more. We provide plenty of recreational excursions such as coffee and chocolate tours, soaking in hot springs, sunset horseback riding, surfing, zip lining, and white-water rafting. Come study with our UGA Center, and experience Costa Rica’s hospitality and incredible beauty. ¡Pura Vida!

Courses offered:
* LLED 5630/ 7630- ESOL, Grades P-12
* LLED 5040/7040 - Language & Culture in the Classroom
* LLED 5730/7730 - 1st & 2nd Language Acquisition & Development

For full program details, please view the UGA Costa Rica website.

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care:
1 2 3 4
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
1 2 3 4
Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
1 2 3 4
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4 5
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3 4
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
Throughout the trip our teachers encouraged students to try different local foods. They would surprise students with snacks from the area, which allowed to try more things then they otherwise would. The dining hall accommodated several different dietary restrictions including vegetarian, gluten allergies, diary.

Summer 2017 Participant
I could not imagine having different people in charge of the program. The teachers and staff were so personable. After the program I plan to stay in contact with my teachers as mentors in my life. They handled any challenging situations with professionalism.

Brooklynn Elizabeth Enez Boyd, Summer 2016 Participant
Going to UGA Costa Rica is by far the best decision I have made in my four years here at UGA.

It gave me more perspective on how people all around the world are very similar, and that will go into the classroom with me as a learn about my students.
     — Rachel Griffith, Summer 2016
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