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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 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2022 06/11/2022
NOTE: Save $100 off the KIIS program fee if you apply by the posted early-bird date

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish Program Type: Provider
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Prior Language Study Required:
None
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Minimum GPA:
2
Language Courses Offered: Spanish
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Academic Subject:
Photography, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:
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Location:

Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic experience with travel through breathtaking scenery, immense biodiversity, culturally immersive homestays, and a variety of unique excursions. The program begins at Arenal Volcano and ends in the capital of San José. In between, students live with local families in the small towns of La Paz de San Ramón and San Marcos de Tarrazú and visit Corcovado National Park along the country’s Pacific coast. 

Coursework/Credit(s): 

Most courses taught in English. Optional, lower-intermediate Spanish and upper-level Spanish Topics course available. All courses are worth 3 credits. Students select 1-course. Course descriptions and syllabi are available for download from the KIIS website.

For information on how BSU study abroad transfer credit works for this program, visit the “Academic Credit” tab on the study abroad website. While it is not required, we strongly urge you to explore credit transfer approvals before financially committing to a program.

Summer 2022 Cost:
  • $2,850 KIIS Program Fee
  • Est. $1,050 Round Trip Airfare (KIIS group flight required)
  • $350 BSU Study Abroad Fee
  • $110 BSU Technology Fee
For more details on the total cost of participation, including expenses not included in the program fee, download an estimated cost of attendance worksheet: KIIS Costa Rica Summer 2022 Estimated Cost.pdf

Scholarships & Savings
  • Complete your KIIS application by the early bird deadline to automatically save $100 off your KIIS program fee.
  • Remember to apply for KIIS scholarships by the posted deadlines
  • Complete the common application for Ball State Study Abroad Scholarships by the posted deadline for additional scholarship consideration
  • If you currently receive BSU scholarships and aid, print out a cost estimate sheet and meet with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to see if/how your award(s) apply to this program.
Important Note on Payments

We have a special direct billing arrangement with KIIS. You will only pay KIIS the $250 program deposit to KIIS. All other payments will be made to the BSU bursar via the eBill system in May.

In the event that you drop out or are cancelled from a KIIS program, the KIIS withdrawal date will dictate the remaining amount you owe.  All withdrawals must be done in writing to kiis@wku.edu.  The cancellation policy and refund policies can be found on the KIIS website: https://www.kiis.org/students/finances/refund-withdrawal-policies/

How do I apply? 

Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now" on this page
Step 2 – Begin the online application through BSU
Step 3 – As a part of the BSU application you will complete the KIIS program application found on their website www.kiis.org
Step 4 – Finish both the BSU and KIIS applications by the posted BSU deadline.

Questions?

For questions please email: studyabroad@bsu.edu
 
 

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