Fly Free Faculty-Led Programs
Study Abroad with your own UNI Business Professor
UNI Business short-term programs led by our faculty are designated as "Fly-Free" for business students. The College of Business will pay the cost of your flight directly to the university-designed travel agent when you participate in a short-term program led by a business faculty member. Business students going on other short-term abroad programs will have 50% of their flight reimbursed after traveling.
22-23 Business Faculty-Led Programs
Students will have a hands-on learning experience designed to increase their understanding of another cultural and economic environment different from their own. Through a variety of assignments and site visits, students will gain an invaluable introduction to Costa Rica, their history and geography, as well as current cultural, business, and economic practices.
Visits will include a trip to the Starbucks coffee plantation, the Poas Volcano, natural hot springs, and national parks where students may see animals including monkeys, sloths, iguanas, frogs/lizards, birds and many others. Activities include white water rafting, beach activities, and much more! Students will get to try a variety of fruits and other local foods.
Students will study the Latin American business environment, including the current state of affairs in the Dominican Republic and historical context of the country in the global economy. A discussion of the colonial occupancy, the struggles for independence of the country, American / Dominican foreign relations, and more will be covered. Students will learn how to conduct business in the Latin American region as well as cultural important aspects of Dominican life.
The activities abroad are designed to provide students with multiple opportunities to observe challenges facing business and investment, interact with both formal and informal sectors with their peers in the Dominican Republic, and learn about opportunities for sustainable growth through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Satisfies UNI Capstone requirement (Global Skills) or UNIFI Human Condition (Global).
Look for the Approved Fly-Free Program logo on flyers in the Study Abroad Office.
To apply for Fly-Free Program funding, complete the UNI Business International Opportunities Scholarship Application before:
- Summer programs: February 15 of the year of travel
- Fall programs: May 1 of the year of travel
- Virtual winter break programs: November 1
- Spring programs: October 30 of the year BEFORE travel
For more information about Fly-Free and other summer programs, contact the advisors in the Office for Professional Distinction (CBB 5); or visit the UNI Study Abroad Center in 103 in East Bartlett and look for the Fly-Free logo.