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Study Abroad Office

  • San Cristobal, Galapagos

Global UofSC

PART 1: Initial Application

  • Log on to Symplicity and set a password.
  • Go to APPLY FOR PROGRAM and search for "UofSC in Costa Rica", "UofSC in the Galapagos", or "UofSC in London". 
  • Complete and submit the program application online.
  • Pay the $150 Study Abroad Fee

PART 2: Upon Acceptance into Program

  • View the pre-departure video modules on Academics, Health, Safety, and Navigating Culture.
  • Pay the $250 deposit to hold your place on the program (within 30 days after acceptance to program)
  • Check with Program Manager for balance due date
  • For students who receive financial aid (including scholarships and loans), submit the Financial Aid Pre-Screen Form directly to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. 
  • Attend mandatory group pre-departure meetings
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    • Check your Deposit/Withdrawal Form that was sent to you upon acceptance for your individual cancellation/refund policy


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