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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2018 02/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 05/31/2018

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, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Geology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum number of credit hours: 04 Maximum number of credit hours: 05
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:
ECHD 4000 - Global Perspectives in Culture (a topic in Special Problems in Counseling and Human Development) (1 credit hour)
GEOL 1121 - Earth Processes & Environments (3 credit hours)
GEOL 1121L - Earth Processes & Environments (lab) (1 credit hour)

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

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4 5
Accessibility and quality of health care:
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Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
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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:
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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:
Truc T Vu, Maymester 2017 Participant
Class was a good amount of work and was kind of difficult. However, not impossible and because it was a science and a lab that was understandable.

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Exceeded all expectations!

Aracely Vanessa Caldera, Maymester 2017 Participant
Be apart of this program! I loved getting to know all the students I went with! We all got extremely close and many of the activities are once in a lifetime opportunities! Absolutely incredible experience. I miss it everyday! Really makes you realize how big the world is in comparison to you. It really opened my eyes to other cultures and places and taught me more about myself and my wants. This trip has fueled my desire to want to see the rest of the world and what it has to offer!

I loved learning about the Costa Rican culture and being able to experience what Pura Vida really mean.
     — Melissa Thomas, Maymester 2017
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