CofC in Nicaragua & Costa Rica: Exploring Sustainable Tourism(Summer)

Program Dates and Fee:

July 23-August 7, 2022 | $4,515 (subject to change and does not include tuition)

Students take the following course:

  • HTMT 380: Managing Global Tourism (3 credits)

Pre-requisites: HTMT 210, ECON 200 & ACCT 203 OR Permission of Instructor

Applicant interviews will be held prior to acceptance to the program.

Program Description:

Spend 15 days studying and living in Nicaragua and assess the degree of sustainability across many tourists’ activities. While learning about these activities and earning HTMT and BADM credit, students will also be able to participate in the activities that they are learning about. Lodging will be at an authentic Nicaraguan horse ranch and activities will include surfing lessons, horseback riding on the beach and through the jungle, participating at La Flor Turtle Refuge, visiting active volcanoes and thermal springs. Students will paddle-board volcanic lakes, hike through the rainforest to San Ramon waterfalls, jungle trek after dark, ride on the “chicken bus”, hiking Ometepe Island, Catamaran boat cruise, meet with Nicaraguan tourism officials, and finish the trip at a five-star beach front resort in Costa Rica.

Program Directors, Dr. Robert E. Frash, Jr. and Melinda Patience, shares more about this faculty-led program in this short video

You can view the promotional postcard here:

Program Director:

Please contact Dr. Robert E. Frash, Jr. at or Melinda Patience at if you have any questions about this program.

Financing Summer Study Abroad:

  • In-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate.
  • Out-of-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate plus 30% for courses associated with summer study abroad programs.
  • The Center for International Education offers scholarships from $500- $2,000. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. Learn more here.
  • You may be eligible for additional financial aid during the summer term.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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