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UGA Costa Rica - Maymester Tropical Ecology
La Selva, Costa Rica; Playa Grande, Costa Rica; San Luis, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Maymester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
Cost of Attendance Sheets Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2018 01/19/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 05/31/2018

Early Admission Deadline: October 13, 2017

Early Admission Notifications: October 20, 2017

Standard Admission Deadline: January 19, 2018

Standard Admission Notifications: January 26, 2018

** 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, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Ecology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum number of credit hours: 07 Maximum number of credit hours: 07
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
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 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:
ECOL 3100 / L - Tropical Field Ecology
ECOL 3510 - Ecology Laboratory

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
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
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
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns: 1 2 3 4
Value of the program in relation to the cost: 1 2 3 4
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Maymester 2017 Participant
Surf on!
Maxwell Dean Sumner, Maymester 2017 Participant
The Professors seemed fairly attuned to the occurrences of all students and seemed on top of all situations that arose.
Katie Anne Maddox, Maymester 2017 Participant
This study abroad was the best experience of my college career. Not only did I come home having completed a rigorous course load including two independent research projects- in a month- but I came home with 25 best friends.
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How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
This trip definitely has sparked a desire in me to seek further international travels. It was out of my field, so it did not have as much of an impact on my career plans as it did on personal aspects of my life.
     — Ka'Necia Martin, Maymester 2016
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