*** Please note: costs were calculated from a previous 2019 program and are an approximation subject to change. ***


Estimated costs:

Costs billed to your student account
Costs billed to your student account


Tuition (3 credits E-campus)


Participant fee (Covers lodging, transportation in Costa Rica, group meals during program, and all entrance fees.)


OSU GO Application Fee


Mandatory Accident & Sickness Insurance (approximation)

Estimated personal expenses
Estimated personal expenses




Personal expenses (phone/internet charges, meals not provided by program, toiletries, etc.)


Country Exit Tax


Total estimated program cost


Important passport information:

If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest that you go ahead and apply for your passport now. Both first time applicants and passport renewals can be subject to extensive delays, so we strongly suggest applying today. While it might seem premature to apply before you are accepted to your program, remember that USA adult passports are valid for 10 years so if you see yourself traveling in the future, it is worth it to apply now! 

If this is your first passport, you will have to apply in person, so keep that in mind. If you already have a passport but it has expired, you will receive a new passport number when you renew your passport. It’s best to start this process early as well because you will need the new passport number to book flights and more. Passport acquisition is an additional cost not shown in the above estimates!  

If you do not already have a passport and are getting your first time passport, the College of Forestry has scholarship funds to support you. For more information, see our First-time Passport Funding section!


Scholarship Information:

College of Forestry Students:

Please look over the Dean's Investment Fund Awards for International Engagement and apply for funding through the Dean's Awards for this program.

You can also check out other scholarships on our Funding Your International Experience page. 


All OSU Students:

Please visit our Funding Your International Experience page for university-wide funding opportunities. Ask your Academic Advisor about scholarships within your department or major. Credit-bearing international programs are also eligible for coverage under FAFSA financial aid.


Have questions? Visit the Program Leaders page and connect with us!