- International Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
All study abroad and internship applicants are required to pay an application fee. See the Application Fee page for details.
Print out a copy of OSU unofficial transcript from Online Studence Services, and submit it to the Program Coordinator along with other application materials.
The Costa Rica Program in Foreign Languages and Literatures requires the following materials before you can schedule your interview:
All students need to read the FLL/IP Study abroad policy
Post acceptance the following forms are required:
Post acceptance you will also receive more information about the orientations, insurance, and registration for the program.
A passport valid for six months beyond your program is required. Apply for a passport immediately if you have not done so already. Visit travel.state.gov for an application.
Complete the following essays and submit them by the application deadline.
1. Please write a brief autobiographical sketch that includes your personal history, family background, work experience, travel experience and other factors which have influenced your personal development. (approximately 1-2 pages)
2. Please state how your participation in this international program will contribute to your educational, career and personal goals. How will you contribute to the experience of others? (approximately ½-1 page)
3. All participants have personal strengths and weaknesses. Please give yours and describe how they are relevant to your participation in this international program. (approximately ½ page)
Essays should be turned in to Costa Rica Program, Foreign Languages and Literatures, 210 Kidder Hall, Corvallis OR 97331. Essays should be well-researched and deploy proper usage and grammar. For assistance in crafting effective essays, visit the Center for Writing and Learning.
See the References page for details.
Two references are required of each study abroad applicant be the program deadline.
At least one of these should be from an OSU instructor or academic advisor. The other reference may be from an employer, living group advisor, or counselor. Peer or family recommendations will not be accepted. Please provide the people writing your recommendations with a reference Form and a stamped envelope addressed to the administrator of your program.
Costa Rica Study Abroad Program
Foreign Languages and Literatures
210 Kidder Hall, Corvallis OR 97331
Post acceptance into the program: all students are required to return this form. See the Health Disclosure Form page for details.
In order to register for the overseas experience, all study abroad students must also complete the International Degree and Education Abroad office's online orientation. View orientation dates and registration.
All students are required to attend a one credit, Spring term general pre-departure orientation offered through Foreign Languages and Literatures. For other important details visit Foreign Languages and Literatures, or contact the program coordinator.
Students will also participate in an arrival orientation once they are on site in Costa Rica.
All students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider before going abroad. Information about immunizations and travel health can be obtained from the Travel Medicine Clinic at Student Health Services.
File FAFSA and apply for financial aid for the term(s) of your program. IDEA will submit a financial aid budget with your estimated cost of attendance to the Office of Financial Aid the term prior to your departure so that your aid award may be adjusted.
Sally Procious Malueg scholarship is available from the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.
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