Students will be housed in high-quality hotel and resort-style accommodations for the various stops on the trip. Each provides a different flavor of local culture and immersion into the Costa Rican environment.
The program fee does not include airfare or tuition.
All students will need to make their own flight arrangements in and out of Costa Rica. The program professors' flight plans will be sent to the students to help with this effort. Students may choose to book the same flights as the professors or choose to book different flights.
Once a student has booked his or her flights, the flight plans must be turned in to Wes Nemec by hard copy or email. The university requires that all students flight plans be submitted before departure.
We recommend booking flights as early as possible. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to turn in your flight information is April 1, 2015.
Students are allowed to arrive in Costa Rica several days before the program begins, or stay several days later after the program ends. This choice is up to each individual, and these plans must be disclosed to the BiC staff.
All ground transportation is provided through the program. Students will travel from San Jose to Santa Ana, Heredia, Arenal, Monteverde, Santa Elena, Manuel Antonio, and Quepos, and back to San Jose for departure back to the U.S. Additionally, transportation to and from all planned excursions and company visits will also be provided.
Preparing For the Trip
Acquiring A Passport
If you need to obtain a passport, go to http://travel.state.gov/ for more information. We suggest you obtain your passport at the earliest possible time after submitting your application. It can take 4 months or more to receive your passport.
Trip Cancellation Policy
Baylor's Study Abroad Office policy on program cancellations is guided primarily by the U.S. Department of State's travel advisories for U.S. citizens worldwide. If the Department of State issues a "Travel Warning" for a particular country or region of the world, the Study Abroad Office cancels programs to that destination.
If we have students in the affected countries, we require them to leave their program and the affected area immediately. If the Study Abroad Office cancels a program, we try to facilitate the students' return to the home campus in whatever way possible.