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Exotic Sri Lanka: Experiential Learning in Microeconomics

(conducted in English)

Location & Dates:​

Location: Matara, Sri Lanka

NY departure and return dates: July 5–August 1, 2018

Arrive in Sri Lanka July 7 (Group Flight)


Course Information:​


Courses: 1. Economics 102 - Mandatory course (3 credits)  

               Fulfills requirement for ECO/BUS​

              2. Economics 393 / Internship with an NGO - Optional course (3 credits)  ​

Faculty: Professor Schiro Withanachchi

Housing: Hotel

Described by Marco Polo as the most beautiful island in the world, Sri Lanka is in the Indian Ocean with a landscape of white beaches with blue waters, tropical rain forests with wildlife, and mountains with world-famous tea plantations. With 21 million people residing in a nation where English is widely spoken, Sri Lanka has a growing economy with a robust service sector accounting for 60% of its GDP. Sri Lanka is strategically situated to benefit from globalization -- equidistant between Europe and the Far East. 

The program provides a unique opportunity to study and experience the implications of individual and business economic decisions on a local economy in a global marketplace and will prepare students to compete in an international society. Students will learn from a Queens College professor who is originally from Sri Lanka and an expert in the field. 

Program Costs:


Cost paid to Study Abroad Office: $2200

Travel insurance:                                                              ​ $55

Consolidated fee:                                                               $2145

(includes housing, excursions, local transportation, most of the meals)


Not included in the above cost:


CUNY tuition for in-state, matriculated undergraduates - for 3 credits:            $855    

(For out of state undergraduate: $1740)

Airfare:                                                                                                     $1350 (estimate)

Visa:                                                                                                      $100

​Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses:                                    $ 10 to $15 per day

Please keep in mind:

-       Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria).

-       Some programs may require travel on Fridays and some Saturdays

-       Students are encouraged to apply early

Application Deadline: March 26th, 2018

Application Link: Apply Today


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718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​​

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