PROGRAM DATES: May 14 - June 6, 2019 

EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2018

EARLY ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATIONS: October 19, 2018

STANDARD APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 18, 2019

STANDARD APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019

ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEES:  $2,850.00 ($300.00 program deposit fee included)

Program fees* cover all lodging in-country, most meals, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. They do not include UGA in-state tuition† and fees, personal purchases, 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 and Zell Miller scholarships apply to those who are eligible.

Academic Courses

(for a total of 6 credits)

  • INTB 5100 - Special Topics in International Business (3 credits)
    • This course aims to apply the conceptual framework acquired in International Business. This will be done from the unique perspective of exploring one of the most economically and politically thriving countries in South America. The class will include discussions on how Costa Rica, one of the smallest countries in South America, benefits socioeconomically from its political stability and public safety, to become one of the main touristic destinations and agribusiness hubs in the region. The obtained insights from the Costa Rican case will be informative and generalizable to other contexts for all students with an interest in International Business. Through business visits, briefings, and overall on-site interactions, the material learned in preparatory lectures will be strengthened and complemented. 
  • ECHD (LACS) 4660/6600 - U.S. Latino/ a Mental Health: An Introduction (3 credits) (tentative)- a different Hispanic culture course may be offered)
    • This course provides an overview of Latino/a mental health issues in the United States from the perspective of well-being, cultural strengths, and empowerment. This approach differs from traditionally used approaches which ask the question “what’s wrong with Latino people?”, in this course we ask “what’s are the strengths of Latino people?”. We will examine the strengths and resiliency of U.S. Latinos/as and critically examine structural and societal barriers in the U.S. that result in stress and mental illness. 
    • Although the emphasis is mental health, this course has broad applications for any major. This course also serves as a general introduction to the discipline of Latino/a Studies. As the course is taught abroad, there will be an emphasis on Costa Rican views on mental health.
    • This course that counts for both Franklin College diversity requirements (undergraduates) and towards Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) minors and majors. 

Scholarship Information

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarship for Study Abroad
OIE General Scholarship

*Program Fee

Program fees* cover all lodging in-country, most meals, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. They do not include UGA in-state tuition† and fees, personal purchases, 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 and Zell Miller scholarships apply to those who are eligible.

For more information and the cost of attendance sheet, please visit the  StudyAway Portal.