Live, Learn, Labor: Latin-America

Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

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The core of this program includes a tour of different regions of Costa Rica. Students will engage in site visits to International and local business enterprises, sustainability initiatives, cooperatives, eco-tourism initiatives, U.S. and Costa Rican government offices, and historical and cultural sites; and will attend guest lectures by area specialists. Students will experience language and cultural immersion via daily study of Business Spanish and homestays.  Program logistics, housing, Spanish language courses and student support will be provided by CPI, a well-established language institute in Costa Rica that works with a number of US institutions to provide quality study abroad programs.

2 Costa Rica Tracks

Course Only Track: Latin-American Business Environments: is designed for students interested in business and Latin-America who wish to spend two and a half weeks in Costa Rica studying business and earn 4 credits. (May 17 - June 4, 2014 / 4 credits)

Internship Extension Track: Offers INB majors the chance to participate in an intensive, full-time 5-week internship for 4-credits after the conclusion of the 4-credit INB course. (May 17 - 8 July, 2014 / 8 credits)

Tentative Program Fees

Course Only Track: $3,930*

Internship Extension Track: $4,840*

Program Fees Include: Tuition and program administration, internship placement and supervision (for the internship track), housing, most meals, activities and excursions, on-site transportation between May 17 and June 4), and health and emergency insurance.
Program Fees Do Not Include: Airport transfers in the US: Costs will vary Airfare: Estimated at $350-$400, Additional Meals: Estimated at $150 (course only) or $400 (internship extension), Costa Rican Departure Tax: Estimated at $28 (paid at airport in Costa Rica), Transportation During Internship: Estimated at $400 (between June 4 - 8 July)
*Estimated costs for all programs are based on anticipated numbers of students and current exchange rates.  Costs are subject to change.  Final prices will always be communicated to accepted students before they commit to the program.

Summer 2014 Dates

Course Only Track:

          May 17 - June 4, 2014

Course + Internship Track:

         May 17 - July 8, 2014

*Please note, space is limited to 12 students total for both tracks

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