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Universidad de Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall
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Budget Sheets Fall
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** TBA TBA

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:
Universidad de Costa Rica


Program Term: Fall
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

KSU Exchange disclaimer


Costa 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. The student population averages 45,000 students, distributed between the Universidad de Costa Rica's main campus and its regional campuses.

Check out the International Exchange Program Fact Sheet for more information.


You 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
  • Engineering
Please visit the UCR's international student website for details about Spanish Language courses.

The regular academic year is divided into two semesters.

  • Spring semester: late February - early July
  • Fall semester: early August - early December
  • These dates are tentative. Always consult the host university's academic calendar and your Education Abroad Advisor for the official dates before finalizing travel arrangements.


  • This program is open to students of all majors, regardless of class standing.
  • The minimum GPA requirement for this program is a 3.2. 
  • 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.
  • Students must have proficiency in written and oral Spanish. Students have to complete the Spanish Competency Certificate.


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 outdoor athletics. On the Rodrigo Facio Campus, there 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. Students interested in living with a host family must fill out a form.

Students can opt for alternative housing through their own means. The UCR does not provide assistance in finding alternative housing for exchange students.


  • Students pay Kent State University tuition (Ohio 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.


Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.

View a complete listing of available scholarships.


Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education | +1 (330) 672-3067

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