In the College of Business Administration, students can experience globalization first-hand through the Study Abroad in Costa Rica program. Students spend 10 days in Costa Rica, participating in interactive sessions with local business professionals, enjoying the local culture and earning up to six hours of credit. The group tours several American and Costa Rican companies during the program. Participants are exposed to international business and gain an increased awareness of cultural differences in business practices.
Study Abroad adds an invaluable dimension to your 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.
The program cost of $3200 includes three to six credit hours of instruction, fees for International Student Identification Card, transportation in Costa Rica, lodging, some meals, excursions to various museums, corporations, etc. Passport costs and airfare are not included.
The 2017 program will be May 13-23, 2017. Students must submit a completed application to participate with a receipt for payment of the $500 non-refundable deposit to the College of Business Administration Dean’s Office by Dec. 13, 2016. Late applications will be accepted through March 11, 2017, if space is available, with a $250 non-refundable late fee. Applications are available in the Accounting Department office in 133 Powell Hall or may be downloaded below.