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UGA Costa Rica - Summer Surfing and Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica
San Luis, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
Cost of Attendance Sheets Summer (June-July)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/19/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2018 08/02/2018
NOTE:

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:
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.


Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials: 1 2 3 4 5
Accessibility and quality of health care: 1 2 3 4 5
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload: 1 2 3 4 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Rita Zanin, Summer 2016 Participant
Two quotations, one from Steven, a Costa Rican tico (local), from Nosara, who said to remind tourists: "How simply we live and how happy we are." The other, from Jaime Peligro, a gringo (foreign) resident of Tamarindo, who said: "People here are eco-minded."
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
Our health was always a priority and was monitored by Pete and Tara alike. Anytime students had ailments, Tara was able to fix the, and / or get us the help we needed. Happy to report that even on a challenging surf trip, I did not need the insurance that was provided to me.
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Testimonial:
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
When we learned about Costa Rica's water and waste systems, I realized how much I care about that as a public health issue. Now I know I would be happy working to improve these systems in areas where it is not serving its residents and visitors in the ways that it should.
     — Evan Alden, Summer 2017
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