Zaida Ugalde, On-Site Program Coordinator in Costa Rica, holds a MA in Latin American Literature from Universidad de Costa Rica, and a BA in Education from Saint Michael’s College, VT. She joined the Study Abroad and Global Engagement team in 1994. Her duties include advising students on enrollment at Universidad de Costa Rica, overseeing housing, volunteer opportunities, organizing on-site orientation programs in Costa Rica, field trips, working directly with Universidad de Costa Rica regarding KU programs, and planning and coordinating short term programs for KU faculty and students.
Zaida is also a KU recruitment representative for International Admissions in Latin America. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America for educational fairs and participates in webinars about opportunities at KU for International students. She is passionate about international education and loves welcoming KU students and professors to Costa Rica, and helping Latin Americans transition to KU!