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  • Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Areas of Study: Business, Culture Class Status: 2) Sophomore, 3) Junior, 4) Senior, 5) Graduate
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Global Ed.
Program Description:
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Create your most memorable Spring Break by joining the Cost Rica Global Education program, and immersing yourself in Costa Rican culture. Spend a week exploring the incredible landscape of Costa Rica, marvel at the rain forest, experience close encounters with monkeys and sloths, become a bird watching expert, hike and spend an overnight in the "Cloud Forest", tour Costa Rican businesses and learn how the country is creating favorable economic opportunities for increased entrepreneurship, and join in a service project by working as a team to give back to the local community. 
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Students who join this program will be required to register for one of the following courses:

Graduates-              MIB 570/870: International Study Abroad- Costa Rica (3 credits)
Undergraduates-   BCOM 380- Organizational Communication (3 credits)

These courses are listed in the Spring 2019 semester. For grad, this course is listed in Spring Term 2

Travel Dates

March 15th-May 24th, 2019*

*Students will participate in pre and post-trip coursework, and will travel to Costa Rica in the middle of that work. 


This course is led by Professor Jim  of the Batterman School of Business Administration. Prof. Ward is an adjunct instructor who's primary work is as a professional in the business industry. Prof. Ward is a high-energy and greatly valued professor, and winner of the Business Professor of the Year, 2018. Students will greatly benefit from his instruction and leadership during this trip. Please contact him with any questions about the program. 


  • This program is open to all students, but is particularly geared toward graduate and undergraduate Business students. There are no pre-requisits.
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution.
  • Must register for one of the associated courses. 
  • Must comply with all deadlines for applications, document submissions, deposits and other payments.


  • Program Fees: $3,000*
  • Tuition (3 credits)**
  • Study Abroad Fee: $50
  • iNext Insurance Costs: $50
*This is a rough estimate. Final cost will be determined in late 2018. 
**For full-time undergraduates, there is no additional charge for tuition as long as the 3-credit course does not put you over 18 credits for the Spring semester. Graduates will pay the standard per credit rate for the course. 


Included in the Program Fees are:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport transfer and ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Some meals
  • Day-trip cultural visits near San Jose
Not Included:
  • Fees associated with obtaining a valid passport or visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Some meals
  • Activities during free times

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/15/2019 03/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.