What happens if I sign up and then can't go? How late is too late to cancel? Please visit our fees, programs, and cancellations page.
Do I still need to go to an Advising and Orientation session during the summer? Yes! All new students must go through an A&O session to become better acquainted with the University and to be able to register for classes.
Can I fly to/from Costa Rica on my own and meet up with the group? No. All participants will be travelling both directions together to reinforce community building
Where will I sleep? Housing will be provided for the entire trip. Accommodations will be a mix between camping and dorms.
Will there be vegetarian/vegan/other meal options? Yes there will be vegetarian and vegan options at every meal. Other dietary restrictions will need to be communicated with program staff.
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.