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Study in San Ramón, Costa Rica (USAC)

San Ramon, Costa Rica

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 15, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 15, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 08, 2021
May 07, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Spanish
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Study in English or Spanish in the heart of Costa Rica

The San Ramón program allows students to study upper division science courses in an ideal location for ecology, biology, and health sciences, in small groups with field experience. Students can also participate in independent research, internships, or volunteer in field-related institutions, and get hands-on experiential learning about local flora and fauna in field study courses. Enjoy a small town atmosphere with easy access to the cultural, historic, and urban highlights of San José, and to the Pacific coast.

San Ramon

Program Location

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San Ramon

Costa Rica

San Ramon

San Ramón is located about halfway between San José and Puntarenas in the beautiful Central Valley of Costa Rica and it is just a short walk from many hiking trails that let you wander through the beautiful mountainside. Set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, San Ramón is truly the heart of Costa Rica, where you will encounter friendly people and a peaceful, relaxed lifestyle.

Academics

The San Ramón program is designed for science majors interested in learning more about health, ecology, and conservation biology in Costa Rica. You can find more information on the courses offered here

Academic Calendar

To find out more about the Academic Calendar for USAC: San Ramon, click here. 

Fall Semester

Late August

Mid December

Spring Semester

Mid January

Early May

Summer I

Late May

Mid July

Summer II

Early July

Early August

Housing and Meals

All students in the USAC Costa Rica programs live in homestay accommodations. The host families are located within easy commuting distance of the university and will provide you with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $10,770
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Homestay housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Additional meals $100
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $350
Books and Classroom Materials $130
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $150
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $3,030.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost per Semester $10,115
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Homestay housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Additional meals $200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $350
Books and Classroom Materials $260
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $300
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $4,410.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $10,770
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Homestay housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Additional meals $100
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $350
Books and Classroom Materials $130
USAC Application Fee $100
Local transportation $150
Personal Expenses $1,000
Total $3,030.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.