Experience the history, culture and business of Costa Rica and Brazil through the lens of social innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. Visit a variety of companies to learn about entrepreneurial initiatives, microfinance and sustainable business practices.
Past trips have included stops at major corporations, startups and coffee cooperatives, as well as a walking tour of historic San Jose and free time on the coast to see a famous Costa Rican sunset.
The South America program includes a credit-bearing, virtual learning experience focused on Costa Rica and Brazil, as well as an optional in-person trip to Costa Rica.
The required virtual component features visits to socially minded organizations, cultural activities, networking with alumni and local leaders, and a team project.
“Completing a practicum project in Costa Rica has been life-changing. I was there to create a fundraising strategy for a nongovernmental organization and was able to help this organization provide aid while personally learning and growing.” — Jake Kinley, MBA ’19
Clinical Associate Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor, Management Science and Systems
Ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and partners is our top priority. All Global Programs include a required virtual learning experience and an optional in-person trip, pending university health/safety policies.