COSTA RICA: Costs/Deadlines

Universidad de Costa Rica, San José

4-WEEK PROGRAM
$1,985

8-WEEK PROGRAM (Summer I & Summer II)
$3,970 

DATES:
EARLY
 
 SUMMER I PROGRAM
G
RADUATE / UNDERGRADUATE - Depart May 22, Return June 22 
(Most courses will be offered in these programs; consult with MLSA.) 

REGULAR SUMMER II PROGRAM
GRADUATE / UNDERGRADUATE - Depart June 26, Return July 26
(All courses listed below will be offered during this program.) 

MONTHLY PROGRAMS
 Start first Monday of each month and end last Friday.  Limited number of courses will be offered in these programs (minimum of 4 students enrolled).  One-to-one TUTORIALS are also offered on a monthly basis at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 


WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Tuition, 6 graduate and undergraduate credits
  • Student grade and credit report
  • Housing: Host families with 2 meals daily and laundry
  • Pre-departure orientation and services
  • Airport pick-up for students who arrive at the designated time on the arrival date
  • On-site orientation on campus of the university
  • MLSA staff on campus and on-site
  • MLSA offices on campus of the university in classroom building
  • Access to some of the facilities at the university
  • Phone calling card to call home (one per person)
  • Wireless internet connection on campus
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Visits to museums, city, and Cartago
  • Optional excursions for an additional fee, available to exotic places, volcanoes, and beaches (not in price)
 
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Books
  • Airfare (MLSA will make flight arrangements only for groups upon request)
  • Return transportation to airport
  • Application fee
  • Optional trips

PROGRAM COST
4-WEEK PROGRAM
$1,985

8-WEEK PROGRAM (Summer I & Summer II)
$3,970
 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Registration Fee…………………………..…………………………….$100
(Non-refundable, unless applicant not accepted—MLSA will advise)

WINTER 
Two weeks after acceptance………………………………………..…..$500
First payment by Oct. 15………………………………………….…….  $700
Second payment by Nov. 1……………………………………….…..…$500
Last payment by Nov. 15………………………………………….....Balance

SUMMER I PROGRAM 
Two weeks after acceptance………………….………………………….$500
First payment by March 1..…………………….…………...……………  $700
Second payment by March 15…………………….……………………. $500
Last payment by March 30……………………………….…………. Balance

SUMMER II PROGRAM 
Two weeks after acceptance………………………………....………….$500
First payment by March 15…………………………………....…………$700
Second payment by March 30……………………………..…..………. $500
Last payment by April 10……………………………….………...…. Balance

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 
Costa Rica:
Summer I program:   Mar. 1
Summer II program:  Mar. 15
Winter program:       Oct. 31 
Month programs:      95 days prior to start date 

For groups, deadlines for applications and payments may vary—please check with your sponsor.
 
MAKE ALL YOUR PAYMENTS TO:
MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD
P. O. BOX 548
FRANKFORT, IL 60423
Payments by personal check are accepted up to 75 days prior to the departure date. Payments made 74 or fewer days before departure have to be made by cashier’s check or money order. MLSA will assess a $50 processing fee if a check is returned to us by the drawer’s bank.

PAYMENTS
Payments can be made by check, cashier’s check, or money order to MLSA. If applicant is not accepted, the deposit will be returned; if applicant is accepted and later withdraws from the program, the registration fee will not be refunded. Credit cards are not accepted. A $50 fee will be charged if a check is not accepted by the bank. Students register for summer/winter semester and pay for summer/winter tuition, not per credit.
 
LATE APPLICANTS/LATE PAYMENTS
We welcome students up until the very last minute, provided we have space and we can make arrangements for them to join the program after the deadline. Contact the MLSA office before sending your application. Applications received are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled. However, due to the extra administrative work, a service charge of $200 per person will be assessed to students joining the program after the deadline or to participants who fall behind in their payment schedule. Students enrolling after the deadline must send full payment with the applications, plus the $200 late fee.
If full payment is not made by established dates, a $200 late fee will be applied. 
 
CHANGES IN PRICES – PRICE GUARANTEE
The program fees are based on rates in effect at the time of printing this brochure and are subject to change, without notice, due to possible increases in the cost, devaluation of currencies, or other reasons not under the control of the university. The prices will be guaranteed if complete payment of all program fees is made by February 15 (summer programs) and October 1 (winter program). 
 
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS POLICY
Cancellation from the program must be done in writing to MLSA, P. O. Box 548, Frankfort, IL 60423. Verbal cancellations will not be honored. The postmark of the U.S. Postal Service will be the effective determining date for all cancellations. The student agrees to accept the terms of the Refund Policy as outlined in the application and specified here. If a participant withdraws more than 60 days before leaving, he/she receives a full refund less $400. If he/she withdraws 59 to 30 days prior to departure, he/she receives a partial refund but the amount withheld will be at least $900 and may be considerably more. If 29 days or less prior to departure, participants will be refunded only 20% of total cost less the $100 non-refundable registration fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OR ANY REASON for tuition, unused accommodations, meals, land transportation, hotels or other activities once the trip has begun. No reduction or refunds will be made for services not used by the student and no substitutions will be allowed for services not used. Services cannot be transferred to another person. We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.

 

 

For general questions, please go to Frequently Asked ?s tab. 

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