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Adelphi Faculty-Led: Nursing Service-Learning in Costa Rica (January)
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:
Tentative Travel Dates: January 9 - 17, 2017
 (Limited to 15 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.  

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, make a meal for the homeless 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, visit to a coffee plantation, and 2 days at the beach.

Academics and Tuition 

The Center for International Education will register students for the following 1-credit course, "Nursing Service-Learning In Costa Rica" 0302-244-001. Tuition is NOT included in the Program Fees below. Undergraduate students will only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or go over 17 credits for the Spring 2017 semester. This course fulfills one Global / Civic Engagement Learning Goal (G).  

Accelerated B.S in Nursing students will pay one credit of tuition, as this course is not included as part of the regular program.  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
Charles Cal, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health,    PROFILE
Margaret Marie Cox, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health,   PROFILE  


Program fees
 The estimated cost of this program is:$1,600 + airfare

Program Fee Includes:
· Costa Rica based ground transportation
· Lodging
· Most meals
· CISI international health insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
· Round trip airfare from home city to San Jose (DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM CIE)

· Airport departure tax ($30)
· Passport fees
· Checked luggage
· Personal expenses
· Adelphi Study Abroad Fee ($150), charged to tuition account

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.  Cash and check are acceptable forms of payment. Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. 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.

  • October 1: $300 (non-refundable)
  • October 24: $800
  • November 14: $500
Refund & Cancellation Policy

The $300 program deposit (due October 1) is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. An attempt to recover funds from our tour providers will be made, but no refund is guaranteed.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above.  Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program.  Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits.Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status.  If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.

In addition, any traditional undergraduate Adelphi student participating in an Adelphi faculty-led program during intersession is eligible to apply for the Adelphi Study Abroad Scholarship.  Find more information here.


This program is currently not accepting applications.