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The visa application process for Costa Rica is a process that begins in one’s home country and concludes in Costa Rica. Depending on a participant's home city or country, visa fees may be up to $600. For detailed information about the visa process, please see the Costa Rica Visa Guide below.

Costa Rica Visa Guide


Visa Information for International Students



All participants need a passport. Those who do not already have a passport should apply for one as soon as possible. US Citizens can find more information at the US Department of State passport website. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the student's scheduled program end date. Passports that are due to expire on or before June 7, 2014 should be renewed now.