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UGA Costa Rica - Fall Tropical Science
San Luis, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Fall
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Cost of Attendance Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 12/01/2017 12/15/2017 08/15/2018 11/06/2018

Early Admission Deadline: 01 December 2017

Early Admission Notifications: 15 December 2017

Standard Admission Deadline: 02 March 2018

Standard Admission Notifications: 16 March 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, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Biology
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:
GENE(BIOL) 3200 - Genetics
ECOL 3100/L - Tropical Field Ecology
ECOL 3500/L - General Ecology (Fall Semester)
ECOL 3530 - Conservation Biology (Fall Semester)
ECOL 4960 or BIOL 4960- Undergraduate Research (2-4 credits)
ENTO 3140 - 3140L Insect Natural History
PEDB 1950E - Fitness for Life Walking (online)

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
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload: 1 2 3 4
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:
Fall 2016 Participant
Homestays were excellent and the experience is one that I will never forget!
Fall 2016 Participant
The most fun I've had learning at UGA.
Fall 2016 Participant
I felt like I was getting a bargain because I was able to see so much of the country and most of it was included in the program!!
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What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
I was really humbled by the homestays and the culture in Costa Rica. I feel like I can live more simply and connect with nature in a stronger way like the people of Costa Rica do. I feel so much pride for Monteverde and San Luis now.
     — Claire Sammons, Fall 2016
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