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San Jose, Costa Rica

Study Tours and Programs

Central America Study Tour

Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua

The Eller Study Tour to Central America allows for students the opportunity to practically apply classroom ethics and business skills to real world international applications in Central America. This course will present several case studies of International Business and Business Ethics through guest lectures on topics such as eco-tourism, trade agreements, fair trade commodities and the ethical challenges of doing business in Costa Rica. Students will have the chance to go behind the scenes during the site visits and hear from business leaders in such places as Café Britt, Standard Fruit Co., and the Ministry of Finance.

This program will explore International Business Ethics through guest lectures, site visits, and excursions. Lectures will be offered from thought leaders on the ethical dimensions of trade agreements, eco-tourism, corporate social responsibility, and the ethical challenges and opportunities of doing business in Central America. You will have the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” through company site visits and hear from business leaders of corporations such as Café Britt, DOLE Fruit Co. and Grupo Pellas. All aspects of this course will be presented in English. This program also includes excursions to the Arenal Volcano, Puerto Viejo (Caribbean Coast), San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua (Pacific Coast) and the islands of Boca Del Toro, Panama. During your program you will stay in local hotels with other UA students and participate in social and cultural activities such as Latin dance and snorkeling.

Info Session
  • February 8th, Tuesday, 5 p.m.
    McClelland Hall Room 130

The Eller Study Tour to Central America is affiliated with Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA). The mission of CEA is to create and facilitate opportunities for personal growth and global understanding through quality international education and cultural experiences. To do this, CEA focuses on the 'service first' experience, which includes providing personal attention to students before, during and after their experience abroad.

All aspects of the study tour are being handled by CEA. You can preview the program through the following site:

To speak with someone from the Eller College about the study tour, please contact either:
Dr. Paul Melendez, Lead Faculty on the Study Tour:

Vannessa Kramer, Director, Global

Academic Component

Students will receive three (3) undergraduate units. For Eller students, these credits will be applied towards the Ethics requirement that students have to complete prior to graduating.Students must be enrolled in MGMT 202 to participate.

Students working on completing the Global Business Program (GBP) can apply these three credits earned towards the GBP. Honors students may also use these three credits towards their required units for graduating with honors.

For both Eller and non-Eller students please contact one of the Eller representative listed above if you have any questions.

Application Process

Application and deposit deadline: April 15th

  • Enrolled in MGMT 202
  • Required GPA: 3.00 & in good academic standing
  • Completed one (1) year of college at the time of the trip
  • Price: $4,350 (subject to change)
  • Dates: 6/11/2011 - 7/02/2011

* Please Note: All dates and prices are approximate and subject to change.

For additional information, please contact us.