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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2018 08/02/2018
NOTE:

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Open until filled.

Early Admission Deadline: October 13, 2017

Early Admission Notifications: October 20, 2017

Standard Admission Deadline: January 19, 2018

Standard Admission Notifications: January 26, 2018

** 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, 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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¡Bienvenidos!
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!

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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.


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Program Reviews:
Alessandra Casey, Summer 2017 Participant
We had so many opportunities to ethnographize! It was amazing.

Summer 2016 Participant
This program was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone interested in Surf Culture and/or conservation and development in developing nations. Dr. Brosious is a wealth of knowledge and the course assistant Tara Ruttenberg was an amazing guide along our journey.

Shannon Emily Sneade, Summer 2017 Participant
I did not feel unsafe once on this program. Pete and Tara are seasoned veterans in Costa Rica and helped to qualm any of the group's worries. Pedro taught us how to care for ourselves in the water, giving me a confidence that not even living by the ocean for 4 years had. Costa Rica is full of tourism, but the spots we went to specifically were well-maintained by caring locals. The excursions-- zip lining, camping, and more-- were so thrilling that I felt no desire to seek out more, and it was Incredible to be able to experience them with our whole crew.

Testimonial:
i figured out what i want to do for the rest of my life and it introduced me to surfing which is probably the greatest thing i could have asked for.
     — Autumn Summers, Summer 2016
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