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A 2012 UGA Costa Rica student Says:
International Perspectives on Interracial CommunicationUndergraduate, Graduate / Summer / Department of Communication Studies
This program, perhaps more than any other UGA Costa Rica program, explores the country and culture of Costa Rica, visiting multiple regions from the Pacific to the Caribbean. Activities included on the excursions are an integral part of course material and the overall study abroad experience. Students will begin the program based in the Central Valley region, near the capital city of San José. Students will then travel to the Caribbean coast, the UGA Costa Rica campus in San Luis de Monteverde, and finally the northwestern province of Guanacaste.
UGA COSTA RICA CAMPUS
Courses are taught in state-of-the art classrooms and via "living classroom" excursions. All in all, the 155-acre campus is comprised of 36,000 square feet of built space, which includes computer labs, spacious bungalows, a student union, and recreational facilities. Additionally, there are nearly 3 miles of hiking trails throughout the property, along with a working organic farm and reforestation nursery.
March 21 2014
June 5 - July 2, 2014
Enrollment is limited to 14 qualified students. Students will earn 6 credit hours.
To apply, students must submit a complete UGA Costa Rica program application and UGA transient application (if applicable). A $300 deposit will be required 10 days after your official acceptance and is payable via the UGA Student Accounts System. The deposit will be refunded if the applicant withdraws by the program's withdrawal deadline (see below). If you are a transient student, please click here for complete application instructions.
- COMM3820S - Interracial Communication (Service-Learning)
- COMM 4830/6830 - African-American Relational Communication
- COMM4930 - Directed Study in Speech Communication
- COMM7300 - Master’s Thesis
- COMM8550 - Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Communication
Costs & Payments
Program fees are approximately $3,300*, which covers all lodging (both on- and off-campus), three meals per day, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. Additional costs include UGA in-state tuition† and fees, personal items, and international airfare. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the UGA Bursar's website.
* The final program fee is subject to student enrollment.
† Note: Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Additionally, the HOPE scholarship applies to those who are eligible.
Once you are admitted, all program fees will be charged to your Student Account. You may pay online with a credit card or mail a check to the Bursar's Office. Access your Student Account here. If you receive a scholarship from either OIE or UGA Costa Rica, or plan to utilize financial aid, please notify the UGA Costa Rica Office should any payment need to be submitted after the deadlines. We are generally willing to work with students who have special circumstances.
An additional application and $60 processing fee is required for non-UGA students to enroll. Click here for instructions and to download the Transient Student application. Contact the UGA Costa Rica Office to confirm once you have started the application process. And per University of Georgia policy, all non-UGA students will be charged a $250 fee in addition to their tuition (unless a student of a USG or SEC institution), which is assessed by the UGA Bursar's office.
Other dates / Deadlines
Application Deadline: March 21, 2014
Withdrawal deadline: March 31, 2014
After this date, students who withdraw from the program will be responsible to forfeit their initial deposit as well as any program costs that have been spent on their behalf (e.g., hotel reservations, transportation, and payments to local vendors). To withdraw a student must submit the official withdrawal form.
Final Payment Deadline: June 1, 2014
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