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AU Spring: Community Service in Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Adelphi 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: 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior, Undergraduate
Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Description:

March 15 - March 21, 2014

Adelphi University proudly encourages global work as part of the extensive and integral complexities of professional nursing. Each Spring break (March) nursing faculty and nursing students travel to Costa Rica. Students are exposed to all types of patients. Opportunities for providing healthcare in the home, in schools and in makeshift clinics are part of the program.  The nursing students learn 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. Each year, the program becomes more enriched with multiple opportunities. It is a wonderful experience for all involved. 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. This one-credit course is open only to nursing students who have completed Fundamentals.

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Students must register for the following 1-credit course, which is part of the 2014 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.

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.

Faculty Directors
Helen Ballestas, Professor of Nursing;
Beth Heydemann, Professor of Nursing;

Program fees
The estimated cost for the Costa Rica program is $2100; 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, and other personal expenses.  This course is considered part of the spring term and undergraduate students only pay additional tuition if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or go over 17 credits.  *The program fee is subject to a $100 surcharge if there are less than 16 participants.

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.

November 1: $300 non-refundable deposit
November 15: 1st payment of $1500
December 15: 2nd payment of $300

Refund & Cancellation Policy
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.

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 "Scholarships & Financial Aid" 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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.