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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.

Jose, Dahalma, Gerardo, and Carlos

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 Assistants Gerardo Rodríguez, Dahalma Villalobos, and José Alvarado provide support and resources while you are on the program.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open (Nov. 1 deadline)

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish

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