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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer A
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 01
Program Description:

The UCF College of Business Administration has developed a unique Global Advantage Program (GAP) Boot Camp to inspire students to think about a global career.
Our GAP Boot Camp will include:
  • Morning workshops on acquiring the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.
  • Collaborative work to develop your global mindset for working globally.
  • Global Competency Assessment to gauge your level of global skills.
  • Afternoon site visits at local companies and guest speakers who will give advice on working internationally, including Café Britt, ICAFE (Instituto Nacional del Café), and other local coffee producers
  • Cultural activities in the evening to introduce you to the intercultural benefits of studying abroad, such as cooking classes, city tours, museums.

Program Structure:

The goal of the Global Advantage Program is to develop your global mindset and add an international element to your studies and future career. All participants must enroll in the 1-credit UCF Course GEB 2955 and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program. You should meet with Holly Bouma, the Associate Director of International Programs at the College of Business, to discuss the program and UCF credit:

Program Cost

$1,675 PLUS UCF tuition for 1 credit GEB 2955 course. All participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program. Please note, if the program minimum of 15 enrolled students is NOT met, the program price could be higher per person.

What's Included:

  • Group airport pick-up and drop-off at San José / Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • On-site orientation
  • Group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Student housing in shared rooms at a hotel in San José. Breakfast will be included at the hotel each day.
  • Academic Visits and Guest Lectures
  • Cultural Activities
  • UCF’s Travel Accident & Sickness Policy

Not Included:

  • International Airfare
  • Any applicable entry/exit fees or visas
  • Passport
  • Individual transportation within the host city (taxis, buses)
  • Personal spending money (activities, toiletries, snacks, etc.)

Minimum Requirements

  • UCF student
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
For general CBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website:

Program Advisor: Holly Bouma
Program Advisor email: