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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 06/08/2019 07/28/2019

** 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:
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Program Category: UGA Residential Center Sponsor: University of Georgia
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Language of Instruction: Spanish
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: Linguistics, Spanish, Spanish Literacy
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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¡Bienvenidos!
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:
* SPAN 3020 - Advanced Composition & Conversation
* SPAN 3040 - Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Cultures
* SPAN 3050 – Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
* SPAN 4090S - Practicum in Service Learning
* SPAN 4150 - Business Spanish


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


Program Ratings:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
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Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
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Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
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Value of the program in relation to the cost:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2016 Participant
The staff was friendly, helpful, welcoming, and professional

Sydney Lauren Hurst, Summer 2016 Participant
The community of San Luis is so welcoming that by the end of the program, you feel like San Luis is home.

Summer 2016 Participant
The UGA LACS program provided an opportunity for experiential learning in a beautiful foreign environment that will stay with me forever.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
The ability to speak Spanish more comfortably, travel alone, live with a host family, be in nature for an extended amount of time.
     — Valmik Patel, Summer 2016
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