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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 03/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Housing: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Type of Program: Direct Enroll
Program Description:

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Study in San Jose, Costa Rica

Universidad Veritas
Costa Rica is a land of impressive biodiversity, stunning natural beauty, environmental awareness, and great opportunities for adventure and ecotourism. Outdoor enthusiasts will find challenges on the various trails winding through mountains, rainforests, and volcanoes. Miles of beautiful Costa Rican coastline support an underwater ecology as diverse and spectacular as the landscape.

San José is the political, economic, and cultural hub of Costa Rica. It’s the perfect place to experience a bustling and cosmopolitan Latin American metropolis, as well as an ideal jumping off point to experience the many natural wonders of Costa Rica.

The Universidad Veritas is renowned in Costa Rica for its design, art, architecture, and photography programs. In addition, the University welcomes international students to study Spanish through its International Programs Department. 

>> View cosponsored program information including dates 

 
 
 

Academics

This program counts for the UMD Liberal Education Global Perspectives Requirement

  • Learn about the following areas of study at ISA San Jose:
    • Arts and Design Courses with Locals
    • Arts and Design Courses with Locals + Service Learning
    • Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
    • Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish + Service Learning
    • Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies
    • Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies + Service Learning
  • Study abroad courses must be reviewed prior to program participation so that you know how they will contribute to your degree progress.

Semester Program Costs

 Cosponsor Program Cost

 Find it on their website

 UMD Study Abroad Fee

 + $1750

 International Insurance

 + $43/mo

 UMD Internet Access Fee

 + $72

 Subtract the Cosponsor Discount

 – $500

 ESTIMATED NET COST

 = EST. TOTAL COST










 
  • View detailed information regarding calculating program costs.
  • Compare this program cost to UMD's cost of attendance for an academic year.
  • If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.

Financial Aid

Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad

  • Receive guidance about all things money related
  • Ask for estimates and budget samples
  • Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
  • Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info

Scholarships

Plan your budget

Download this Study Abroad Budget Planning Form to estimate costs. Create duplicates to compare this program with others.


Travel Documents

  • Get a passport. It takes 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends
  • Learn about visa or resident permit requirements on the cosponsor (or UMTC) website (as applicable)
  • Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance from the foreign university

How to Apply

A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:

Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: Fall/Spring. If going for a year you must apply to each semester and the UMD app fee will be waived. Contact our study abroad coordinator with questions.
Country: Costa Rica
Program Name: Cosponsored San Jose, Costa Rica (select your track if applicable)

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After you apply

  1. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
  2. Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
  3. Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
  4. Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
  5. Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
  6. Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed

If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.” Note: If you cancel, you are responsible for any nonrecoverable cosponsor costs (application fees, deposits etc.) Contact the cosponsor for further information or any questions.


UMD Program Contact

Contact Jerolyn Bruns, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for any questions about this program. 


International Studies Abroad (ISA) is an affiliate program provider that we have partnered with to cosponsor study abroad programs in locations all over the globe. If you participate in this program, your grades abroad will factor into your UMD GPA, you’ll receive resident credit and your course grades will appear on your transcript. 


d.umn.edu/studyabroad

UMD Study Abroad
UMD 138 Kirby Plaza
1208 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812
(218) 726 8764 or (877) 755-4200
studyabroad@d.umn.edu

 

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