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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 01/17/2019 04/29/2019
NOTE: Exchange programs are competitive and students must complete certain steps before beginning an application. Students should work closely with a study abroad adviser before applying.
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 3 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Host Family Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program OverviewLCB Group


ULACIT is a bilingual university located on an urban campus in San José.  It is within walking distance of downtown an a few hours driving distance to many of the top natural destinations in the country.


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San José, Costa Rica
A “land of peace,” Costa Rica is the oldest democracy in Latin America with more than 100 years of political stability.  The country’s “Pura Vida” (pure life) concept is embraced by all of Costa Rica’s inhabitants, who enjoy a relaxed lifestyle.  San José enjoys nice weather yearly.  Over 25.6% of the country is protected by conservation methods.

San José is today a city proud of its rich cultural identity and ethnic diversity. The city´s one million residents are known for their kindness and hospitality, providing an ideal place for students to experience the colorful culture of Costa Rica.

San José, the capital city of Costa Rica, is surrounded by active volcanoes, beautiful mountains, and is located in the country's Central Valley.  San José has residents who speak over 52 different languages.  It is truly becoming a city where visitors from around the world converge.  It is home to world class museums, theaters, parks, hotels, and historical buildings.  

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Who Can Participate?

 Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

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Academic Program and Course Information

ULACIT offers over 50 courses with Costa Rican students to international students.  They also offer graduate level courses.  Some of the courses offered include:

Business Administration
International Business
Organizational Behavior
Tax Law
Business Law
Quality Management
Manufacturing Systems
Operations Management

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

Students stay with Costa Rican families in home-stays.

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Getting There

 Students are responsible for their own round-trip international airfare between Cincinnati and San Jose.

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Program Costs


Estimated Semester Program Costs
UC full-time tuition  
International Airfare (estimate) $1000
Housing (estimate) $900
Meals on own $1500
Passport $150
TOTAL $3,550+ UC tuition


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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lee Armstrong
Associate Director International Programs
Lindner College of Business
103 Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-7081

Ryan Meyer
Assistant Director, UC International Programs
One Edwards Center, Room 3134
tel: 513-556-0395

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