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  • Locations: Colombia, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

During the course of the field study, students will meet with a wide variety of business professionals (from entrepreneurs to MNCs) to discuss CSR, value chain and social enterprise within the Colombian context. Students will learn about their organizational models and personal leadership journeys and engage in project work designed to give an overview of researching social problems and designing appropriate solutions.

During the course of the field study, students will use a combination of readings and reflection papers, as well as guest presentations, meetings, field visits, and a social immersion group project to gain an overview of social problems and designing appropriate solutions in Colombia. Company visits, fieldwork, and the project with entrepreneurial organizations will illustrate the business challenges and opportunities that exist in Colombia today.

No knowledge of Spanish is required. 

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Faculty Leaders Abby Chroman, Program Manager
Impact Entrepreneurs
School of Business
Travel Dates September 5 - 16, 2020
Areas of Study
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Innovation
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, specific dates and times TBD during Summer 2020
Course & Credit MGMT 409: Social Innovation Field Study, 4 SCH; OR,
MGMT 509: Social Innovation Field Study, 4 SCH; OR,
BA 526: International Experience, 4 SCH
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Hotel
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate (first-year MBA students)
  • Non-PSU students
Priority is given to students pursuing:
  • A Masters in Business Administration
  • A Certificate in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.0

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Application Fee
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Interview
    • MBA students are exempt from this requirement
    • Certificate in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship are exempt from this requirement
$5,755 $1,660 $7,415
Students are NOT charged PSU Tuition in addition to the Program Fee for this course.

Students will not be charged until Summer Term 2020. 
  • 4 graduate credits
  • Accommodations in Bogota & Medellin
    • Internet is included
    • Accommodations are shared with other program participants, no more than 2 to a room 
  • Meals included:
    • Breakfasts
    • Most lunches
    • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • City tour of Medellin
  • Transportation to/from site visits
  • Roundtrip airfare Bogota - Medellin
  • Group airport transfer upon arrival and departure in Colombia
  • Professional site visits
  • 24/7 support while in Colombia
  • Ed Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health Insurance

*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.