Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
Costa Rica Eligibility
To be eligible for the Costa Rica program, students must have
accumulative 3.0 GPA
a 3.0 in their Spanish classes
completed the equivalent of 5 semesters of college Spanish (Spanish 201) prior to participation
There is very little flexibility with these requirements because admission to UCR courses is based on GPA: the higher one's GPA, the higher one's registration priority.
Admission to the program is based on the quality of application. Candidates must present a coherent academic rationale for participation in the Costa Rica Program and a record of academic performance that demonstrates ability to meet the challenges of off-campus study. The selection committee considers closely the candidate's rationale for participation and academic record as a whole. Candidates for the Costa Rica Program must also present evidence of maturity, responsibility and cultural sensitivity.
Students currently on disciplinary, social, or academic probation are not eligible to apply for, or participate in, this program or any other SLU program. In addition, students with outstanding disciplinary fines, service hours and/or education program requirements are not eligible to participate in the program.