International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Winter Costa Rica

Winter Costa Rica

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Dates: December 31, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Locations: San José, Arenal, & Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica in 10 days!


The Winter Costa Rica Seminar is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Costa Rican culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

Seminar Highlights:

Destinations:

  • Visit San Jose, Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica.
  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.
  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Miyajima, and more.

Business Experience:

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as the IBM, Allergan, Swiss Travel, and more.
  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including: finance, marketing, economics, and more.
  • Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.

Accommodations:

  • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.
  • Enjoy predeparture advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.
  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.

Itinerary:

DateTimeScheduleLodging
FRI
December 31
Group departs USA

Arrive in San José and transfer to hotel

Short orientation around the hotel
San José
SAT
January 1
AM

PM
Day trip to Irazú Volcano with Lunch

Lankaster Botanical Garden
San José
SUN
January 2
AM





PM
Travel to the Arenal Volcano via Sarapiqui

Heart of Palm Tour

Group Lunch

Cocoa Plantation Tour
Arenal/La Fortuna
MON
January 3
AM



PM
Excursion to La Fortuna Waterfall

Independent lunch

Hanging Bridges Tour

Cooking Class with local ingredients
Arenal/La Fortuna
TUE
January 4
AM

PM
Las Pumas Rescue Center – Ecotourism

AdAstra Rocket Company – Costa Rica and Space
Rincon de la Vieja
WED
January 5
Day Tour of the Rincon de la Vieja areaRincon de la Vieja
THU
January 6


AM


PM
Travel back to San José

Costa Rica Tourism Board – Ecotourism or US Commercial Service or AmCham Costa Rica – Economic overview with key industries and trends

Swiss Travel – Ecotourism Tour Provider
San José
FRI
January 7
AM

PM
Allergan – Pharmaceutical Production and Distribution

IBM – Cloud computing and security
San José
SAT
January 8
AM

PM


PM
San José City Tour

Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm – Economic and Social Effects of the Export Industry

Farewell Dinner
San José
SUN
January 9
COVID-19 Testing

Group departs Costa Rica

*Itinerary subject to change 

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