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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Break 2018 03/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 11/17/2018 11/25/2018

*Not on Rolling Admissions*

Early Admission Deadline: December 01, 2017

Early Admission Decision Date: December 15, 2017

Standard Admission Deadline: March 2, 2018

Standard Admission Decision Date: March 9, 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
Partner Institution: N/A Classes With: 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
College/School: CAES Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum number of credit hours: 02 Maximum number of credit hours: 02
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
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:
FDST 4150/6150 - Coffee: From Bean to Cup! (2 credit hours)

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

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
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
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4
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:
Savannah Janee Finley, Fall Break 2016 Participant
I really enjoyed learning from coffee farmers themselves and their perspectives on the relationship between agriculture and the environment.

Kayla Venise Sims, Fall Break 2016 Participant
I love Costa Rica, and I learned much more than I thought I would. There were many more aspects to learn about than just coffee and sustainability. I developed and grew personally.

Kelly Autumn Thompson, Fall Break 2016 Participant
Taylor Lee was the best TA I could ever have asked for

My words of advice are to fully embrace all of the moments of the trip, including the tough ones. It can be rough waking up early and being stuck in rain most of the time, but you're still in a beautiful country with a lot to offer. Also expect to see many different perspectives of the coffee processing industry.
     — Savannah Finley, Fall Break 2016
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