of study will include: the business environment: economic,
political/regulatory, socio-cultural, competitive, technological, and
environmental. Special emphasis will be placed on topics like: social
entrepreneurship, environmental issues, sustainable development, energy
production, eco-tourism, CAFTA and national competitiveness. To gain a
perspective of these aspects, a comparison will be made to selected Central
American and South American countries. Students will attend class sessions
prior to departing as well as class sessions while in Costa Rica
- INB Course Only: Students will
enroll in the four-credit course, INB 390F: Latin-American Business
Environments. The course will appear on
the Rollins transcript as a standard Rollins course and the grade will be
factored into the Rollins GPA.
- INB Course plus Internship: Students
will enroll in INB 390F: Latin-American Business Environments for 4 credits and
in INB Internship for 4 credits. Both
courses appear on the Rollins transcript as Rollins courses and the grades are
factored into the Rollins GPA. The
Internship course is graded C/NC.
- Faculty Director: the Faculty Director in
Costa Rica is Cecilia McInnis-Bowers, Professor of International Business at
Rollins College. Dr. McInnis-Bowers teaches the 4-credit INB course, organizes
internship placements for students and is on-site in Costa Rica to assist
students with all aspects of the program during the initial three weeks.
- Additional Staff On-Site and On-Campus: Additional student support, housing
coordination, and Spanish classes are offered by CPI, an excellent language
institute in Costa Rica. Students on the
extended tracks will be supported by staff at CPI after Dr. McInnis-Bowers
departs Costa Rica. For students on the
Internship track, Sharon Agee, Director of International Business Internships,
will oversee the academic components for the internship course.