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GL Costa Rica (San Jose) - STEM
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer I
Budget Sheets Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Program arranged housing
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Flight: Group flight Program Type: Faculty-led, Global Laboratory
SUNY Code: 397 Program Coordinator: Mary Kerr -
Program Description:
Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica
SUNY Oswego is partnered in Costa Rica with UNIBE: Universide de Iberoamerica in San Jose, the capital city. UNIBE is an institution focused on many cutting edge areas, particularly in health sciences, with modern laboratories of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, histology, chemistry and computer science. All of them are fully equipped with the most current instruments and the most advanced technologies, such as: Power Labs (Multimedia computer systems applied to teaching in the medical field).

The Program
Students in Chemistry, Psychology and the Health Sciences on this program will engage directly in hands-on research projects in Costa Rica under faculty guidance from both UNIBE and SUNY Oswego. The program is designed to promote international understanding of global problems and development of local solutions by enabling students and faculty to participate in scientific research while advancing collaborative projects between scientists from the United States and Costa Rica.  Projects include those in STEM (mostly in Medical, Chemistry, and Biochemistry areas) and Psychology.

Students will earn 3 to 6 credits.

Students will reside with a host family.  Host families will provide breakfast, a bag lunch, and dinner, bedding, pillows, pillow cases, and towels.

Application Deadline
  • Summer - March 1st
Costs (Budget Sheet) 

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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased.  Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible.  Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

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