Study Abroad

In the College of Business Administration, students can experience globalization first-hand through the Study Abroad programs.  Students spend 10 days with a faculty member in Costa Rica or China, participating in interactive sessions with local business professionals, enjoying the local culture and earning up to six hours of credit in business courses. The program includes lectures, presentations, site visits, company tours, and time to sight see.

Study Abroad adds an invaluable dimension to a student’s academic, cultural and professional development and may provide an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market. First-hand experience of other countries and cultures provides a clearer understanding of our common human heritage, our own society and culture and our place in the global community.

College of Business Administration Study Abroad programs are only available to registered Nicholls students who are at least a junior and in good academic standing.  These once-in-a -lifetime experiences occur in May of each year.

The College of Business Administration’s Study Abroad Program in China offers first-hand experience in one of the most exciting countries in the world. As the world’s second largest economy, one of the fastest growing superpowers, the fastest growing telecommunications market, and United States’ largest trading partner, China provides a unique learning opportunity for business students. The country is also rich in history, culture, culinary adventures, and entertainment. The experience in China will enable business students to compete more effectively in today’s global economy.

Be prepared to be amazed by our trip to some of China’s largest cities. We will tour multinational corporations, visit the Great Wall, taste authentic Chinese food, and shop at Silk Alley, among many other activities.

Contact Dr. En Mao (985-449-7024, en.mao@nicholls.edu) for further information on the Study Abroad Program in China.

The College of Business Administration’s Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will spend time in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, which is nestled in the country’s beautiful central mountain valley. Temperatures in the city average between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. During May, expect sun throughout the morning and possible rain in the afternoon. Costa Rica is an oasis of political and economic stability in Central America.  The country’s natural attractions draw tourists from all over the world. Government conservation policies have made Costa Rica an ecotourism heaven, with some of the region’s best surfing and fishing amid its pristine beaches.

Students will visit a number of public and private, U.S. and Costa Rican companies, including Café Britt, The Butterfly Farm, and Boston Scientific, as well as Earth University. Students will also explore several of Costa Rica’s national parks, with the opportunity to climb through or zip line through the forest canopy, participate in water sports, horseback riding, and observation of monkeys, macaws, and other local wildlife.

Contact Dr. Michael Chiasson  (985-448-4173, michael.chiasson@nicholls.edu) for further information on the Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica