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Costa Rican students study abroad at KU

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

LAWRENCE - For the first time, the Institute for International Business within the University of Kansas School of Business is hosting a study abroad trip for 10 students and five faculty from the University of Costa Rica. Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the School of Business, welcomed the group to KU June 4. The University of Costa Rica has hosted two study abroad trips for KU business students, including one last winter break.

"The University of Costa Rica has been so good to our students," Bendapudi said. "It's an exciting opportunity to welcome their students to KU."

The group arrived on June 1 and checked into McCollum Hall. In addition to classes and lectures, the students have toured Lawrence and the KU campus, attended a Kansas City Royals baseball game and toured the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City. The group plans to visit several more local companies, including Westar Energy, Boulevard Brewery and Payless ShoeSource. Before leaving on June 10, they will also tour the state capitol in Topeka, Livestrong Sporting Park and several museums.

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