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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:
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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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¡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:
* 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
Great facility in Monteverde! All excursions that Lou planned were incredible!!

Summer 2017 Participant
This program included more than I could expect for a month trip to Costa Rica. We traveled often and had meals included. We went snorkeling, rafting, zip-lining, dancing, hiking, and visited multiple cities and a volcano. Fitting all of that in with three Summer classes was a perfect balance between getting credits and adventuring.

Summer 2017 Participant
Throughout the trip we had a chance to meet locals and spend time with them. Including dinners, dances, an on campus concert, and walks around the city. Anytime the teachers found out about a new opportunities for students to get involved they would encourage students to attend and made school work around each new opportunity.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
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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