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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/03/2018 07/31/2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Open until filled.

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: English as a Second Language, Language and Literacy Education
Minimum number of credit hours: 09 Maximum number of credit hours: 09
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
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:
LLED 4620/6620 - ESOL Service-Learning
LLED 5040/7040 - Language & Culture in the Classroom
LLED  5630/ 7630 - ESOL, Grades P-12 

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 5
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
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Summer 2016 Participant
San Luis de Monteverde is the most amazing, humbling, respectful places I have ever traveled to. Pura Vida!

Summer 2017 Participant
My professors made the program an unforgettable experience! San Luis de Monteverde is a snapshot of paradise.

Brooklynn Elizabeth Enez Boyd, Summer 2016 Participant
This was by far one of the greatest things I have ever done. I have never really been outside the country besides going to Canada which isn't a culture shock for me. I had so much fun interacting with the people of San Luis Costa Rica and getting to know all of the great people that were a part of my trip. Now that I am back in the states I am missing the country so much and I want to go back someday and visit my host family and do a deeper immersion in the culture.

It gave me more perspective on how people all around the world are very similar, and that will go into the classroom with me as a learn about my students.
     — Rachel Griffith, Summer 2016
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