Encounter the beautiful landscapes, coasts and friendly people of Costa Rica. Experience Costa Rican culture by living with a host family and studying alongside Costa Rican students.
|Location||Heredia, Costa Rica|
|Term||Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||4 semesters college-level Spanish|
Universidad Nacional (Semester, Academic Year, or Calendar Year)
Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.
The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:
Find your Affiliate program fee
Add International Health Insurance
Multiply the number of months you will be away by $45.
Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction
Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.
Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See the IFSA website for term options|
|Track Name||See the IFSA website for track name|
This program will require additional approval steps for Spring 2021 due to COVID-19. Connect with your LAC program contact for more information.
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Note: You do not need to complete the second page of the Program Approval Form, part of IFSA's application, requesting approval from someone at your home institution. Send both pages directly to IFSA. Our staff will contact IFSA to notify them of your nomination for the program after your online application and transcript are reviewed.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toAbby Koshollek or call at 612.301.6807.