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On-Site Staff for San Ramón, Costa Rica

The San Ramón program has a Resident Director (RD) who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad, including securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being.

Dr. Carlos Salas, a Costa Rica native, is the Resident Director for the San Ramón program and has been with USAC since 1995. Carlos earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and is fluent in Spanish and English. He will meet the group flight at the airport, take you to your housing, and provide the mandatory on-site orientation. Program Assistant, José Alvarado, provides support and resources while you are on the program.

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2022-23 App. Cycle

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Session I/I&II deadline: April 1
    • Session II deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish

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