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The course format will include a combination of lectures, videos, presentations and guest speakers. The course will be conducted, in part in San Jose, Costa Rica. Visiting this country will allow students to directly observe most of the topics referenced above. The foreign field experience will include on-site visits and presentations, as well as formal and informal discussion opportunities. There will be several field study visits to commercial, governmental and cultural companies. The travel to Costa Rica will lat for two weeks in the middle of May Term. Attached is a tentative schedule for our trip abroad.
|Day 1||Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica|
|Day 2||Getting to know the city|
|Day 3||Guest lecture(s): International Trade|
|Day 4||Site visit: International business|
|Day 5||Guest lecture(s): Environmental Issues|
|Day 6||Guest lecture(s): Sustainable Development|
|Day 7||Weekend: Optional excursion to national park|
|Day 8||Weekend: Optional excursion to national park|
|Day 9||Guest lecture(s): International Monetary Policy and Financing|
|Day 10||Site visit: Tourism resort(s)|
|Day 11||Site visit: Congress and Supreme Court|
|Day 12||Guest lecture(s): Immigration|
|Day 13||Wrap-up session|
|Day 14||Return to Lexington|
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Molina, Ivan and Palmer, Steven. The History of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 1998.
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