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Service-Learning in San Jose, Costa Rica sponsored by ISA

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Terms, Dates & Field of Study

Term: Spring

Deadline: October 1, 2024

Field of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marine Science
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Plant & Soil Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Professional Health
  • Psychology
  • Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Zoology

Program Term(s): Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer I and II, Summer II

Budget Sheets :

Location(s), Eligibility Requirements


  • San José, Costa Rica

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Additional Requirements

  • Financial Aid Eligible with Academic Credit

Additional Details

Program Type: Service-Learning

Website Link: https://service-learning.studiesabroad.com/latin-america/san-jose-costa-rica/

Housing Options

  • Host Family

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Katie Magana (ENGR)
  • Lanna Sheldon

Scholarship Available: Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship

Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad

Program Overview

Service-Learning in Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica
Terms Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
Service Learning
Sponsored by: International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Work with your Academic Advisor to identify what courses you should take on your study abroad program. You should utilize the Transfer Equivalency Office (TEO) website to review courses that are already approved. Additionally, you should visit the program website link to learn more about course offerings on this program.
Instructions for Using the TEO Website
1. Visit the TEO website.
2. Select the appropriate nation from the drop down. For this program, please select United States.
3. Select the appropriate institution from the drop down. For this program, please select University of South Florida. 
4. Courses that have already been evaluated will appear. Use the toggle at the bottom of the webpage to view more courses, if available.
5. If you are not interested in taking courses that are already approved, visit with your Study Abroad Counselor/Program Manager. Your Counselor/Program Manager will request syllabi for courses in which you are interested.
Please note the course equivalency review process can take time, so please be patient. After all courses have been evaluated, your Study Abroad Counselor/Program Manager will send your Credit Pre-Approval Form to your Academic Advisor for approval.
Credit & Grade Conversion Guide 
Academic credit and grades will be converted to TTU credit based an official scale. Credit conversions and grades from your study abroad program cannot be changed. If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad Credit Coordinator. To see the academic credit conversion scale for your country, please visit the TTU Study Abroad Credit Conversion site and find your country. To see the grade conversion scale for your country, please visit the TTU Study Abroad Grade Conversion site and find your university. 
Multicultural Credit
If you need to complete your Multicultural Core, you can obtain this credit in one of two ways:
• Take a course that is equivalent to a TTU Multicultural course 
• Students planning to study abroad on this program must have their courses pre-approved before studying abroad. Your Study Abroad Counselor/Program Manager will start this process for you. 
• Students must discuss their plans with their Academic Advisor to determine which courses meet the requirements for their degree plan. 
• Failure to take pre-approved courses may result in a loss of academic credit. You must send your Study Abroad Counselor/Program Manager your finalized course schedule after your courses begin. 
• You must also request an official transcript be sent to the Study Abroad Credit Coordinator. Under no circumstances will a hand-carried or student copy be accepted. 
• You may be required to bring textbooks, syllabi, class notes, special projects, tests, and papers written for each class back to TTU. For Art classes this may include paintings, ceramics, pictures, or jewelry. 
• You must stay enrolled in all courses for the duration of the program. 
• After acceptance to this program you will be enrolled into a placeholder course by your Study Abroad Counselor/Program Manager. This placeholder course tells TTU you are still a student while you are studying away from campus. You must stay enrolled in this course for the duration of your program.
Funding & Finances
Scholarships are available through various Colleges and departments at TTU and include examples such as the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship. Visit the scholarships webpage as well as the Easy Guide to Study Abroad Scholarships to learn more.
Scholarships are also available through the program, in this case International Studies Abroad (ISA). Review International Studies Abroad (ISA) scholarships for even more funding opportunities.
Financial Aid
Did you know that 97% of TTU financial aid travels abroad?! Learn more by visiting the study abroad financial aid webpage.
Helpful Links
Identify & Life Abroad 
Studying abroad can be one of the most transformative experiences of your college career. It is an opportunity to develop academically, personally and professionally. Entering a new culture can be challenging for everyone. The Study Abroad Office is committed to supporting your international experiences, regardless of your identity. Please review the identity abroad section of our website for additional information.
What Comes Next?
• Start your application: Watch the application how-to video for more information