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March 15 - March 21, 2015
Adelphi University and the College of Nursing & Public Health proudly encourage global work as part of the extensive and integral complexities of professional nursing. Every spring break, nursing faculty and nursing students travel to Costa Rica where students are exposed to a range of patients. Opportunities for providing healthcare in the home, in schools and in makeshift clinics are part of the program. Each year, the program becomes more enriched with multiple opportunities. The 2015 program includes the added focus of assisting in setting up a pediatric clinic.
Participants learn various aspects of the Costa Rican culture as it relates to healing, medicine, patient teaching, healthy nutrition and healthcare practices. These opportunities enrich the students, often changing their lives forever. The students and the patients, whom they serve, come away with a renewed sense of compassion. Join us for what will surely be a great learning experience for all. Extra-curricular activities include a tour of San Jose and ziplining. This one-credit course is open only to nursing students who have completed Fundamentals.
Students must register for the following 1-credit course, which is part of the 2015 spring semester and undergraduate students will only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or go over 17 credits. This course fulfills one Global / Civic Engagement Learning Goal (G).
STUDY ABROAD: On-site in Costa Rica, 0302-244, 1 credit. This course is only open to nursing students who have completed Fundamentals. Some class sessions will be held on the Adelphi campus prior to and upon return from Costa Rica. Syllabus
Andrea McCrink, Associate Professor of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org
KC Rondello, Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, email@example.com
The estimated cost for the 2015 Costa Rica program is $2300; this cost is subject to change dependent on group size and/or fluctuation in airline costs. The program includes: air transportation, airport transfers, lodging in shared triples, cultural excursions, most meals, and international health insurance. Additional costs include a $150 Adelphi Study Abroad Fee, a $28 Costa Rican airport departure tax, the airline baggage fee ($60) and other personal expenses.
*The program fee is subject to a $100 surcharge if there are fewer than 16 participants.
*Graduate students and non-Adelphi students are responsible for the tuition fees associated with this course (estimated at approximately $900 per credit).
Application Procedures & Deadlines
You can apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above. You will then need to come by the Center for International Education to make a deposit and reserve your spot. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit. The payment timeline is as follows. Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed.
December 15: $300 non-refundable deposit
December 15: 1st payment of $1500
January 15: 2nd payment of $500
All late payment fees are non-refundable.
The $300 program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled.
After Dec. 1, no refund is guaranteed although we will work with our providers to recuperate any available funds.
All students must receive CIE approval to study abroad prior to having Student Financial Services determine their eligibility for funding for such study. Students will receive a revised Financial Assistance Award Letter after their eligibility has been confirmed. Dependent on eligibility and any additional costs associated with the study abroad experience, students might receive an adjustment in their financial aid package.
In addition, any Adelphi student who will be participating in an Adelphi faculty-led program is eligible to apply for the Adelphi Study Abroad Grant. Refer to the"Financing Study Abroad" tab under "Student Resources" on the Adelphi Study Abroad homepage to apply. Students must have a 3.3 GPA in order to apply for the grant.