Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/06/2018 07/25/2018

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: Spanish
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: Linguistics, Spanish, Spanish Literacy
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:
CR brochure photo
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:
SPAN 3020 - Advanced Composition & Conversation
SPAN 3040 - Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Cultures
SPAN 3050 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 4090S - Practicum in Service Learning
SPAN 4150 - Business Spanish
MIST 5780 - Globalization & Information Systems

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
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 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
Program Reviews:
Sydney Lauren Hurst, Summer 2016 Participant
The food is one of the best parts of the program!

Matthew Evan Meeks, Summer 2016 Participant
SeƱora Mata did an incredible job with the program and served as a (much needed) mother figure in addition to being a great professor.

Kaila Mailin Anderson, Summer 2017 Participant
I definitely feel like this program was very valuable in relation to the cost. I feel like this was a great use of my money because we did so many things for what seemed like not so much money.

I would say that this is one of the best experiences that you can have with a Spanish program to really understand the culture and language of a community. This is not a something that you should let pass by.
     — Sydney Hurst, Summer 2016
Read what others have said about this program.