Proficiency & Stars Travel Seminar


Kelsey Kasting

2014 Participant Resources

How Do I Register For the 2014 Proficiency & Stars Travel Seminar?

Registering is conducted via an online process. There is a lot of information needed to complete the registration. Be sure to follow the sequential steps listed below and read the appropriate preparation documents before registering.

  1.  Review the “Costa Rica list of registration questions” document in preparation to register online
  2. Read the Proficiency & Stars Travel Seminar Registration FAQ prior to registering online
  3. Use the link and registration code you were emailed to complete the registration online.
  4. Download and complete the “required signature documents” – these documents must be completed and mailed with a postmark date no later than February 1, 2014.
  5. Apply for your U.S. Passport

2013 Proficiency and Stars Travel Seminar participants

The Costa Rica Proficiency and Stars Travel Seminar empowers FFA leaders by providing them with a global perspective. Through this experience, participants gain knowledge by visiting farms and agribusinesses.

Seminar Objectives

  • Allow participants to develop a global perspective and become more culturally aware of the diversity in agriculture around the world.
  • Increase awareness about the ever-changing global market-place.
  • Connect global industry leaders with FFA members for internship and employment opportunities
  • Empower participants with global knowledge, making them better able to share intercultural messages to
  • FFA members in their home state.
  • Create a sense of community with people of other cultures and those involved in agriculture.


This travel seminar is available to proficiency finalists and star finalists. All star finalists are eligible to participate. For each proficiency area only one finalist may go. If there is more than one applicant, the selection process will be made after proficiency judging at the National FFA Convention.

The 2014 Proficiency & Stars Travel Seminar to Costa Rica will be June 12-20.