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Adelphi Faculty-Led: Nursing in Costa Rica (January)
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Intersession
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: AU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Hotel Eligible Year: 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Due to overwhelming interest, this program is full and is no longer accepting applications.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email  This program will run again in January 2017.

Travel Dates: January 11 - 19, 2016
 (Limited to 20 students)

Costa Rica Map

Adelphi University and the College of Nursing & Public Health proudly encourage global work as part of the extensive and integral complexities of professional nursing.  Traditionally run over spring break, this program will be held in January intersession for the first time to enable students to have more days in-country.

Adelphi University's unique partnership with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation enables AU nursing students the opportunity to work in local clinics, deliver public health education presentations to children, produce a health-themed mural and work with the elderly.  Participants learn various aspects of Costa Rican culture as it relates to nursing, public health, nutrition, poverty and healthcare practices. 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 may include a tour of San Jose and ziplining or rafting.  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 2016 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 (2015)

Faculty Directors
Margaret Silver, Assistant Professor of Nursing,    PROFILE
Clarilee Hauser, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing,   PROFILE                                                                                                  


Program fees

The estimated cost for the 2016 Costa Rica program is $1500.   The cost includes:  Costa-Rica-based airport transfers, lodging in shared triples, cultural excursions, most meals, and international health insurance.  Additional costs include airplane ticket (students will be given a "preferred flight" on which the faculty member will travel), a $28 Costa Rican airport departure tax, the airline baggage fee ($60), a $150 Adelphi Study Abroad Fee, and other personal expenses.  

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.

Payment schedule coming soon

Refund & Cancellation Policy

All late payment fees are non-refundable. 
The $300 program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled.
After November 16th, no refund is guaranteed although we will work with our providers to recuperate any available funds.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

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. 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.