Costa Rica

Costa Rica tri

Summer 2019

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Social Sector



BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – The structure and dates of this program provide a unique opportunity to students who are seeking a huge learning opportunity, tons of fun, AND a shorter abroad experience at the beginning of this summer.   This is great for students who have summer jobs.


Program Dates: June 21st – July 6th; optional Self-Designed week, July 6th – July 13rd

Choose two or three weeks

Dates-Structured Course: 2 weeks of class time and site visits near San Jose, Costa Rica (with optional additional week-see below)

Additional Customizable Week (Optional): For just the minimal costs of lodging and food (we estimate $250-$450), add on an additional week that you can customize with your fellow students for travel and learning in Costa Rica.  While the instructors will provide guidance, this is your chance to design your learning and adventure!  For those not opting in for the additional week, there will be learning opportunities online.

CERTIFICATE: Global Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

All participants who complete requirements will be awarded the Global Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate from the Centre for Executive Education at University for Peace and the IDEA Institute at Western Washington University.


Estimated and subject to change: $4985 (excludes airfare) for the 4 credit 300 level ENTR course assuming in-state tuition. Inquire about out of state tuition rates. If you choose to stay for the additional week, you will have an additional estimated $250-$450 for lodging and food.

Costa Rica Scholarships are now available.

Application deadlines are Feb 15th.

Leadership Team Scholarship info is found here.

Early Bird Scholarships info is found here.

Early Bird scholarship preferences will be given to students who are first to complete the application found on the Education Abroad website. For more information on scholarships please contact Kristine Baker at