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Freshmen Students

A college education is the best investment you can make in your future. Choosing the college or university that is right for you is an important part of your journey. If you are adventurous, bold, curious, compassionate, socially conscious, and passionate about working in an international context—and are looking for a road less traveled than the typical college experience—then LIU Global may be the perfect program for you!

Academic Program

Learn more about our curriculum, program locations, and courses at It’s important to note that freshmen students begin their LIU Global journey in Costa Rica.

Visiting LIU Global

If you would like to schedule a visit with LIU Global, please contact Carlett Thomas, Director of Student Affairs and Administrative Services at     

Applying to LIU Global

Click here for instructions and information about applying for admission to LIU Global. For questions regarding the application process, contact an admissions counselor at or 718-488-1011.

Admitted Students

Click here for information on next steps once you are admitted.

Connect With Us

Follow us around the world on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr. For Costa Rica-specific questions, contact Maria Sandberg, Student Services Coordinator for Costa Rica & Global Health and Safety Coordinator, at or 718-554-0396. Get in touch with current students on our Email Buddy list to get a firsthand perspective.


New students are required to participate in a multiple-day orientation in New York prior to the start of the fall semester. During orientation, you and your family members will get an opportunity to meet your peers and the LIU Global team before the students travel to Costa Rica with a staff member. For details, please visit our Global Life section and click on Orientation.


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Originally founded as Friends World College in 1965, LIU Global has a proud history of providing an incomparable experiential education to exceptional global-minded students.

LIU Global Interns Earn Experience at Top International Companies and Nonprofit Organizations