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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 10/13/2017 10/20/2017 07/06/2018 08/03/2018

Early Admission Deadline: October 13, 2017

Early Admission Notifications: October 20, 2017

Standard Admission Deadline: January 19, 2018

Standard Admission Notifications: January 26, 2018
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 Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Open to non-UGA students:
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 international Residential Centers. 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

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
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
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
This program was my first academic exposure to sustainability and conservation. I learned and experienced so much that made me reflect on my own waste management habits at home. This was also my first experience surfing, and it is a skill that I am so excited I was able to explore and a culture that is extremely unique.
     — Emily Cardin, Summer 2017
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