The College of Business Administration and Information Sciences (CoBAIS) invites all majors to participate in a two and a half week* study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica (watch video clip below with testimonials from CU students who took this class).
Clarion’s College of Business Administration and Information Sciences announces the Clarion in Costa Rica program, a two and a half week experience in Costa Rica, followed up in the fall semester with the development and presentation of the final research project.
This is a three to six credit hour course that combines a visit to Costa Rica with course work extending into the fall semester.
Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to do both business and government visits, eco-visits linked to excursions, listen to guest speakers on economic, legal and other topics, visit a bilingual rural school, museums, and attend performances at the national theater.
While being exposed to life in Costa Rica and being culturally immersed, students will also participate in a service-learning (community development) component and develop a research project they will finish upon return.
The course is open to students of any major with sophomore standing or higher, with at least a 2.8 QPA. International business students can fulfill a cultural class and the international-experience requirement by taking this course as instructed by our own CU and Costa Rican faculty member Dr. Sandra Trejos. This course also counts towards the international business minor and general education credits.
There are scholarship/funding opportunities available to eligible students, including the International Scholar Award for $1,000, the PASSHE Study Abroad Award , and the PSECU International Education Scholarship. For more information contact Dr. Trejos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-393-2627, or CoBAIS at 814-393-2600.
An informational meeting will be held in February with all interested students. Please, contact Dr. Trejos to express your interest to learn more about this experiential learning opportunity!