April’s Country of the Month: Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a lush and beautiful land with extravagant scenery and rich culture. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish. The capital city is San José, with a population of about 300,000 people, located in the geographic center of the country. Costa Rica has a tropical climate throughout the whole year, and would offer a nice break from Oklahoma’s unpredictable winter weather. Students may have heard much about Costa Rica’s advanced environmental policies and awareness, or about the country’s unique lack of official military personnel. Explore the nation, and experience Costa Rican culture and cuisine through the opportunities listed below.

Faculty Led Programs:

College of Human Sciences
While visiting various cities such as San Jose, Ciudad Cariari, Playa Hermosa, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, and many more, you can receive academic credit in the beautiful Costa Rica. Introduction to International Experience is a one credit hour course that will advance leadership skills while experiencing the culture and landscape of Costa Rica! For more information, email Jordan.garriott@okstate.edu.

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Affiliated Approved Programs:

Visit these sites to learn more about how an affiliated program can get you to Costa Rica, or email abroad.okstate.edu to get information on how to apply.

SOL Education Abroad: http://www.soleducation.com/costa-rica


AIFS: http://www.aifsabroad.com/costarica/

San Jose

CISabroad: http://www.cisabroad.com/study-abroad/costa-rica

San Jose (Internships available)

API: http://www.apistudyabroad.com/programs/costa-rica/

San Joaquin

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Short-Term Course: Summer in London 2011

The Spears School of Business offers many different short-term study abroad courses.

This week we’re featuring: Summer in London

Description: This highly successful study program meets at Regent’s College within Regent’s Park in North Central London. Facilities include sleeping rooms, food services, classrooms, computer labs, library and a lounge. Courses are supplemented by guest lectures, company visits and field trips.

Sightseeing: Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery, the London Eye, and the Tower of London are examples of the many sightseeing opportunities available in this beautiful city.

Coursework and travel begins: June 11-July 3, 2011

$3,950 + airfare if enrolled prior to March 1, 2011
$4,150 if enrolled after March 1, 2011
A deposit of $400 will be charged to your bursar account at the time of enrollment; the balance will be billed to your account on April 15, 2011

Fee includes: Tuition, housing, and meal card. Airfare is a separate cost and is estimated at $1,000.

LSB 4633 or BADM 4050 or BADM 5200: Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions
MGMT 4750 or MGMT 5750: Global Leadership Perspectives
ACCT 4763 or ACCT 5840: The Evolution of World Accounting Standards

Earn 6 Hours of Credit

Instructors: Dr. Andrew Urich, Dr. Ken Eastman and Dr. Bud Lacy

To Enroll:
Center for Executive and Professional Development
215 Business Building

For more info: http://spears.okstate.edu/studyabroad

OSU Short-Term Courses: An Introduction

Did you know that you can study abroad as early as your freshman year?
Did you know that you can study abroad during Winter Intercession, Spring Break, or Summer with OSU Departments?

Courses include domestic or foreign travel with stays of 1-6 weeks. Some programs may include on-campus class work with pre- or post- travel assignments. All courses are taught by OSU faculty or approved instructors and can be directly applied to the university’s degree programs

There are several reasons for choosing to study abroad through an OSU short-term program. For example:

  • Earn OSU credit out of the country! Some courses fulfill the General Education International Dimension (I) Designation.
  • Take courses that are site-related or that are not offered at OSU. “Landscape Painting in Tuscany,” anyone? Yes, you could take that!
  • Be taught by OSU faculty
  • Take classes with other OSU students
  • For students that don’t want to study through longer programs, these courses are a great way to experience another country and culture.
  • Take courses that seem interesting even if they don’t pertain to your major. Most courses are open to all majors.
  • Foreign language skills are not required.

Going on a short-term course may incite in you an interest in longer programs or further travels. For more information about short-term OSU programs, visit the “OSU Short-Term Travel Courses” page on this website or ask your department.