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Universidad de Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
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UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTSStudent Population: average of 45,000 students, distributed between its main campus and its regional campuses
Language Pre-requisite: Proficiency in written and oral Spanish. Students have to complete the Spanish Competency Certificate.
Primary Instruction Language: English, Spanish
Eligibility: 3.2 GPA
Program Type: Exchange
OVERVIEWCosta Rica has much to offer students in the form of breathtaking landscapes, a rich variety of plants and animals, and vibrant culture. The University of Costa Rica is located in San Pedro de Montes de Oca, very close to the capital city of San José. San José is a vibrant urban center surrounded by large forested mountain ranges, some of which include active volcanoes and coffee plantations. Classes are offered in the following six academic areas: Liberal Arts, Basic Sciences, Social Sciences, Food and Agricultural Sciences, Health and Engineering.
ClassesYou can view the list of available courses online.
Classes are offered in the following six academic areas: Liberal Arts, Basic Sciences, Social Sciences, Food and Agricultural Sciences, Health and Engineering.
Please visit the UCR's international student website for details about Spanish Language courses.
Check the academic calender for the official dates.
The regular academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester begins in the last week of February and ends in the last week of June. The second semester starts in August and ends in the first week of December.
***Always check the host school's website for finalized semester dates before making travel arrangements.***
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSThis program is open to students of all majors, regardless of class standing. The minimum GPA requirement for this program is a 3.2. Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.
ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES
- The Rodrigo Facio Campus has three multipurpose gyms, a swimming area with two pools, and a stadium. It also has areas to practice tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, basketball, and outdoors athletics.
- Also, on the Rodrigo Facio Campus are a total of 8 libraries available for UCR students as well as international students.
- Host-family accommodations are available for international students.
The UCR provides students the possibility to apply to live with a host family during the time they will be studying. Due to a limited amount of host families, applicants will be placed first come, first served. However students can opt for alternative housing through their own means. The UCR does not provide assistance in finding alternative housing for exchange students.
Students interested in living with a host family must fill out this form.
COSTS & TUITIONStudents pay Kent State University tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) for 12 credit hours. Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose.
Total estimated costs can be found in the Budget Sheet at the top of this page, to the lower left of the Apply Now button.
Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.
OTHER INFORMATIONFor more information, please contact:
Office of Global Education
firstname.lastname@example.org | +1 (330) 672-7980
Check out the International Exchange Program Fact Sheet for more information.