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  • Locations: La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms May mini semester
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  • Restrictions: BU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Group Summer Program, May minimester Language: English
Program Description:

BU in Caribbean

General Information

Dates: Tentatively May 13, 2018 - May 26, 2018 (May minimester)

  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana
  • Heredia
  • Arenal
  • Monteverde
  • Santa Elena
  • Manuel Antonio
  • Quepos

Cost: $1,500 (program fee) + $1,287/credit hour (tuition) + $50/credit hour (study abroad fee) + $100 (administrative fee) + airfare

Courses Offered

Students will have the option to earn 3 or 6 hours of course credit during the trip. Courses are offered for graduate and undergraduate students.

Graduate students may take one or two of these courses:
  • BUS 5340 Studies in the Caribbean Region
  • BUS 5354 Business Research in Latin America

Undergraduate students may take one or two of these courses:
  • INB 4340 Studies in the Caribbean Region
  • INB/ENT 3350 International Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 4354 Entrepreneurship in Latin America

Program Description

This program is limited to 15 total students.

Visit the Caribbean and explore an area with incredible tropical beauty. For two weeks in late May, you will tour Costa Rica and gain insights from experts as they speak about the contemporary challenges Costa Rica faces. You will learn to analyze complex local and global problems, including the details of recent trade agreements and other important economic, political, and cultural issues. We will travel to a variety of cities and towns, and will visit museums, historic monuments, cigar factories, manufacturing operations, beautiful beaches, social institutions, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity!

Students enrolled in this program will have the option to receive 3 or 6 hours of course credit.

For students seeking 6 hours of credit, a discount is applied to the program fee. Credit is earned by participating in pre-trip class sessions, completing the 2-week trip to Costa Rica, and submitting post-trip assignments due by the end of Summer session I.

Program Professors

Dr. Les Palich
Professor & holder of the Mrs. W.A. Mays Professorship in Entrepreneurship & Asst. Dir. of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program

Dr. Fred Loa
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Mr. J. David Allen
Director, Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise

For More Information

Email with any questions!

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.