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Costa Rica Study Abroad

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Summer Intersession 2013 (May 30 - June 9)

Are you interested in global travel?  Would you like to earn undergraduate or graduate credit while learning about international business?  If so, please join us for a group study abroad in Costa Rica.  Our group will spend May 30 - June 9, 2013 with leading national and transnational companies.

Fill out the Interest form if you are interested or have any questions/comments.

Costa Rica Flower

Course Description (MNGMT- 4013/ 5013 Global Business: Costa Rica)
Doing Business in a Culture of Sustainability combines classroom and field study to explore the unique business culture of Costa Rica.  Classroom study utilizes case studies and class discussion that investigate Corporate Social Responsibility commitments in sectors such as high tech, retail, and tourism, the impact of government regulation, incentives and free trade agreements, and the commercialization and financing of sustainable businesses and products. In Costa Rica where lecture and corporate, non-profit, and agency visits are integrated with classroom learning, theory melds with experience to create a vital learning opportunity that translates into application.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to sample the country’s rich biodiversity through visits to hot springs, the beach, a volcano and an adventure park.  Upon return, team projects connect class learning with experience and the potential for future application.

Dates: May 30 - June 9, 2013 (11 day trip). Last day to commit is Friday, January 11th, 2013. If the needed number of students(at least six) have not commiteed by then, the trip will be canceled.

Meeting in Costa Rica

Cost of Trip (approx. $3,500 – 4,000)

  • $2,760: Includes insurance, hotel, breakfast, sightseeing tours, transportation, two interpreters, and airfare.
  • $26: Tax to leave the country (this may vary)
  • $250 - xxx: Money for lunches, dinners, and spending

NOTE: The costs above do not include the price of tuition + fees if you take the class for MNGMT-4013/-5013 credit.

Students ZippingDeadlines:

1) $1,380.00 Due Monday, January 28, 2013
2) $1,380.00  Due Monday, March 25, 2013

Passport information

You must have a passport to go on this trip. If you already have a passport, please make sure that it does not expire before June 2013. If the expiration date is before June 2013, please make sure and apply for renewal.

If you have never ordered a passport, please follow the links below to complete the process. Allow 6-8 weeks time to receive your passport. I would suggest ordering the passport in February.

To indicate interest, students must fill out the Interest form online.

Students committed to going, need to fill out the Commitment Form online by Friday, January 11th, 2013.

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