The NAPIRE application deadline is: February 28, 2013.
There are four items required to complete a NAPIRE application:
- NAPIRE Student Application Form
- A Letter of Recommendation from an On-Campus Mentor
- A Letter of Recommendation from a Faculty Member
- Official Transcript(s)
NAPIRE Student Application Form( 171 kb)
Click on the application link above and open the MS Word application file. Upon opening the document, please click in the blank areas of each field and insert the appropriate application information. After you complete the first two pages of the general application, you will need to write the ‘Statement of Purpose’, which is on the third page.
Please save your application using the following format:
- NAPIREappl(YOUR LASTNAME, YOUR FIRST INITIALS).doc
For example, if your name is Jane Elizabeth Smith, you should label your application:
After the application has been completed and saved, please send it as an attachment to:
napire.program @ ots.ac.cr
If you do not receive a return email about the reception of the document, please let us know as soon as possible
Recommendation Letter from a Designated On-Campus Mentor ( 103 kb) – One letter of recommendation will come from your designated on-campus mentor. This person will serve as the primary institutional contact for the student and is expected to provide administrative, emotional and academic support for the student throughout the program, including application and selection, preparation for study abroad, and processing of the experience upon return home. You must download this form and send it to your on-campus mentor who is providing your recommendation. Instructions of how he/she is to submit the form are included within the document.
Recommendation Letter from a Faculty Member ( 95.5 kb) – One letter of recommendation is required from a science faculty member who knows you well, is from your major department, and/or with whom you have taken at least one class within the past two years. You must download this form and send it to the professor who is writing your recommendation. Instructions of how he/she is to submit the form are included within the document.
Official transcripts from all universities attended must be sent to OTS for review. Please send them via US Regular Postal Mail to:
OTS NAPIRE – Undergraduate Program
P.O. Box 02-5635
Miami, FL 33102
These forms will be automatically forwarded to the OTS Costa Rican Office (CRO) in San Jose, Costa Rica and should arrive within 5-7 days.
*** Should you have any questions about the program, or how to apply, please contact Kattia Mendez, Undergraduate Program Assistant at the OTS Costa Rican Office, at: kattia.mendez @ ots.ac.cr