About the Program
This program is open to BBA or non-business undergraduates with a minimum 2.50 GPA. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.
BGS 370S* - Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship – Taught by UT faculty
*This course counts for a Cultural Diversity (CD) Flag.
Note: Students taking BGS 370S on this Maymester can receive credit for an upper-division business elective OR an upper division non-business elective.
This is a Experiential Practicum (Capstone) course that meets Requirement 5 of the Entrepreneurship Minor.
Questions about this program? Contact Aleksandra Wingate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and Tuition
|2021 Program Fee
- For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page. Please note that the only opportunity to apply for a Maymester scholarship through BBA International Programs is at the time of program application.
For more information on total costs, including flights, meals, etc., view the Costa Rica study abroad budget.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- Weekly cultural excursions
- Welcome and farewell receptions
- Visits to local companies
- 24/7 assistance from on-site staff familiar with language/culture
- Pre-departure sessions
- Re-entry guidance for recruiting
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- UT Tuition (3 credits - tuition for Maymester programs is part of spring tuition load - no additional tuition will be required)
- Texas Global Fee ($75)
- Overseas insurance
- Local transportation
- Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a first-hand look at important local industries and business practices.
Company visits will vary on a yearly basis. Past company visits include:
- Starbucks - coffee plantation
- Al Grano CR - organic food products start-up
- Community recycling initiative
Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory.
Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:
- Irazú Volcano
- National Museum of Costa Rica
- Latin Dance Class
Housing and Transportation
Participants will live with host families - students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Costa Rican culture by living with locals from San Joaquín de Flores. Each student will be provided a private bedroom, 2-3 meals per day, linens and towels.
Participants will book their flights to and from San José, Costa Rica on their own. They will be picked up and dropped off at the airport by their host families.
Pick-up by host family from airport: Saturday before first class day
Drop-off by host family to airport: Saturday after last class day
Visa and Passport Information
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months prior to the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.
U.S. CITIZENS TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA
U.S. citizens will not require a visa to study in Costa Rica.
OTHER NATIONALITIES TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA
Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the Costa Rican Embassy website to view requirements for each nationality.
It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.