Costa Rica Accounting Faculty-Led Program

Travel to Costa Rica for 2 weeks with Accounting Professor Courtney Foster and earn 2 credit hours of required course work!

Students will develop cross-cultural communication skills and gain valuable on-site knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of conducting business in Costa Rica’s business environment. This program incorporates corporate/institutional visits and group cultural excursions in Costa Rica. The trip will travel all around Costa Rica so that students can have a diversified, rich, and immersive Costa Rican experience and adventure!


Program Details

Program Dates

July 27 – August 10, 2022

Application Deadline

February 1, 2022

Requirements

  • Open to business majors/minors
  • Junior (U3) or senior (U4) classification
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Course Prerequisite: ACCT 327 with a grade of ‘C’ or better
  • Attend all July 2022 pre-departure meetings

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Yes

Program Course

ACCT 421: Critical Communication Skills for Accountants

Estimated Cost

TBD (see breakdown of expenses below)

Administrative fees for EA and CIBS (billed to Howdy)$500
Program fee* (billed to Howdy)$2,775
Round-trip airfare to Costa Rica (billed to Howdy)$500
A&M tuition (2 credit hours)part of Summer tuition
Passport fees$110
Meals (not included in program fee)$270
Personal expensesVaries
Total Estimated Expenses$4,155
*Program fee includes accommodation, in-country travel, some meals, corporate and cultural visits.

Timeline

November 1, 2021

Program application deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of program acceptance through their A&M email address.

Confirm Participation

Once acceptance email has been received, the selected participant must return to their Education Abroad Portal application and confirm their participation or withdraw their application by the CIBS deadline.

Confirmed participants must pay the $500 administrative fee accessible through Howdy. Failure to pay the deposit by the CIBS deadline indicated in the acceptance email will result in withdrawal from the program.

The remaining program charges will be billed during the spring 2022 semester and tuition for the course will be billed in May 2022. Installment plans can be utilized if enrolled before the SBS deadline.

January 2022

Students must pay the program fee of TBD.

February 1, 2022

University-Wide Scholarship application deadline for winter programs (applications open on October 15, 2021). Visit uwide.tamu.edu to apply to all eligible scholarships.

If your FAFSA is current, you may request an Education Abroad Financial Aid Request Form from CIBS and meet with the Scholarships & Financial Aid office to request financial aid for the program.

Mid-February 2022

Students must pay the roundtrip airfare fee of approximately $500.

May 2022

Students must pay A&M tuition fees for 2 credit hours. Failure to pay fees by A&M deadline will result in being dropped from the courses by the Registrar’s Office.

July 2022

Students must attend all mandatory pre-departure meetings to discuss program details and prepare for your global experience. Meeting details will be shared via email.

July 27, 2022

Depart for Costa Rica! Study the environment in Costa Rica through classroom instruction, corporate visits, and cultural excursions.


Contact

For questions, please contact the CIBS office at cibs@mays.tamu.edu or (979) 845-5234.