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KIIS - Costa Rica
Colorado, Costa Rica; San Ramon, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
Rolling Admission 05/30/2018 06/27/2018
NOTE: Earlybird savings of $100 if you apply by December 1, 2017. $100 discount credited toward total program fee. Early notifications released December 15. Final deadline February 15. Regular acceptance notifications released March 1.

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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish Language Courses Offered: Spanish
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Academic Subject:
Education, Spanish
Program Type: Provider
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KIIS Costa RicaKIIS Costa Rica

Download 2018 estimated cost of attendance sheet: KIIS Costa Rica Summer 2018.pdf

Course Offerings

Program Description
Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating events. Through classroom activities and excursions, students have the opportunity to walk in tropical rainforest canopies, visit coffee plantations and hike along the gorgeous beaches of Costa Rica.

The program begins at the Arenal Volcano and then moves San Marcos de Tarrazu where students meet their host families. KIIS Costa Rica continues with a four day visit to the beaches of the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. This area is home to monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws, iguanas, turtles and dolphins. The program continues in the rural town of Colorado with a trip to an organic farm, school visits, palm plantations and a day on Zancudo Beach. Finally, the program ends in the Central Valley in the nation's capital city of San Jose.

Please note: No Spanish is required for this program (all instruction is in English, with the exception of the two lower-intermediate Spanish-language courses). Students wishing to take the lower-intermediate Spanish courses must have at least 6 hours of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent) at time of departure. The KIIS Costa Rica is a physically challenging study abroad option that requires strenuous hiking in heat and humidity.

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This program is not currently accepting applications.