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Lodging & Costs

Most students choose to stay with a Costa Rican host family, linking the academic component of the program with cultural immersion. Host families provide a private room, meals and laundry, and meet students at the airport upon arrival.

Students may choose to live in self-arranged housing. The program can offer suggestions regarding hotels and apartments, but it is the responsibility of the student to ensure the quality, location and price of alternative accommodations.

Program Costs

Enrolled students should expect to spend approximately the following for the program:

Tuition (5 credit hours) ...................... $4,900
Health insurance ...................... $50
Housing with host family ...................... $600
Housing in hotel (approx.) ......​​................ $900
Airfare (approx.) ...................... $600 - $800
Meals and incidentals (approx.) ...................... $400 - $600
Program fee ...................... TBD
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Total Cost ...................... $6,850 - $7,550

The above costs do not include the cost of additional excursions students may wish to take.

Financial Aid: Students may be eligible for financial aid through the appropriate office at their home school.

Travel to Costa Rica

Airfare: Students must arrange and purchase air transportation between the U.S. and Costa Rica. DePaul staff will forward information about agencies that specialize in student travel to interested participants.

Visas: There is no visa requirement for U.S. citizens staying in Costa Rica less than 90 days.

Insurance and Liability: DePaul University is not responsible for personal injury or illness or for the loss or damage of property that may occur during the program. Program participants should visit their physician before departure to ensure appropriate immunizations.

Persons With Disabilities: Costa Rica’s disability access laws differ from those of the United States. Disabled persons applying to the program should contact the program coordinator to discuss accessibility and related issues.

Travel Advisories: Applicants will be notified of any relevant U.S. State Department travel advisories.