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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.


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Program Reviews:
Summer 2016 Participant
This study abroad program absolutely prepared me to one day become a fluent Spanish speaker, but it also allowed me to really get to know the community of San Luis and understand their culture.

Summer 2017 Participant
I'm glad that I was finally able to study abroad. If it hadn't been for this program, I wouldn't have experience so many of the incredible things that Costa Rica has to offer.

Kaila Mailin Anderson, Summer 2017 Participant
The professors understood that we were there to learn as well as be immersed in the culture. When we went to homestays, if all of our work wasn't done the next day due to no wifi, the professors were understanding. Though we were in another country, it was still school and it was nothing short of what I expected.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
The homestays will help your Spanish so much.
     — Nicolette Brown, Summer 2017
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