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PART 1: Initial Application

  • Log on to Symplicity and set a password.
  • Go to APPLY FOR PROGRAM and search for "USC in Costa Rica", "USC in the Galapagos", or "USC in Italy". 
  • Complete and submit the program application online.
  • Pay the $150 Study Abroad Fee
  • Complete the Global Classroom Online Orientation & Quiz (works best with Mozilla Firefox):
    1. Log into Blackboard and click on the "Community" tab
    2. On the left, under "Organization Search", type in "study abroad orientation"
    3. Click "Go". Blackboard will search and come back with the "Browse Organization Catalog" page. The "Study Abroad Orientation" organization will be listed under its ID of “STUDY-ABROAD-ORIEN”
    4. Hover over the organization ID to get the small gray action arrow to the right of the ID
    5. Click on the arrow, and select "Enroll"
    6. You will be required to add the access code to enroll. Type in the word "orientation".
    7. Watch Global Classroom Online Orientation video and complete Global Classroom Online Orientation quiz.

PART 2: Upon Acceptance into Program

  • Pay the $500 deposit to hold your place on the program (within 30 days after acceptance to program)
  • Balance due March 1
  • For students who receive financial aid (including scholarships and loans), submit the following directly to the Financial Aid Office:
  • Attend mandatory group pre-departure meetings
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    • Cancellation by March 9, 2018: 50% of program price refunded
    • Cancellation between March 10, 2018 - April 10, 2018: Recoverable costs only refunded (possible forfeiture of entire program cost)
    • Cancellations received after April 10, 2018 receive no refund