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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, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:
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The UGA Costa Rica program offers courses representing 35 different disciplines and is the largest of UGA’s three Centers Abroad. Come and experience the beautiful, ecologically-diverse cloud rainforest and immerse yourself into the welcoming culture of Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida!

Courses offered:
ANTH/GEOG 4275/6275* - Communities, Conservation & Development on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast
ANTH 4285/6285 - The Anthropology of Surfing

< *Satisfies requirements for the Sustainability Certificate
Study abroad programs now satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement.

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

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
I learned far more than I could have every expected to on this program. I would do this program every summer if I could.

Shannon Emily Sneade, Summer 2017 Participant
Ethnographizing really allowed me to understand the culture and be inspired by the people who lived there.

Summer 2016 Participant
The orientations provided gave me a great understanding of what I was getting myself into regarding travel and the programs focus.

This program has an incredible focus on critical thinking and analysis. We were challenged to analyze our own beliefs, and left every class discussion questioning everything we knew about everything. It was exhausting and challenging, but the way we were taught to think during our discussions is something I feel privileged to have experienced, and I am glad to take that experience into the rest of my studies.
     — Emily Cardin, Summer 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.