Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This three-credit course is designed to help you develop skills and perspectives from an international experience in Denmark. The course offers an opportunity to study and experience the culture of another country with a primary emphasis on the healthcare system, and the history, architecture, art, literature, geography and political system. We will engage in pre-trip planning and lectures, study and research during the trip, and post-trip reflections.
We will explore healthcare in a social welfare context through trip preparation and intensive field experience in Denmark. Topics covered during the course will provide a cultural and historical perspective of Denmark, the healthcare system in Denmark, and policies related to public health and healthcare. Pre-trip learnings will provide background to help you understand the challenges, opportunities and comparisons of the Denmark healthcare and business systems.
Students will travel to Denmark over Spring Break, 2019. You will have an opportunity to link pre-trip learning to experiential learning while in-country. Upon return to the USA, you will reflect on what you've learned and how it affected your perspectives on a social welfare country in relation to your own cultural identity, and career goals.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare, public policy, and social welfare contexts of Denmark.
2. Compare and contrast the institutional and cultural contexts of the USA and Denmark.
3. Demonstrate intercultural competencies, including communication skills, that can be applied throughout a later career.
4. Describe the culture of Denmark with an emphasis on the history, architecture, art, literature, people, geography and political system
5. Demonstrate descriptive and analytical skills in thinking and writing
6. Analyze and document experiences in-country. (e.g., journal entry or blog)
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader and participated in an interview that focuses on preparedness for international travel.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2019||08/21/2018 **||Rolling Admission||03/02/2019||03/09/2019|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader (name) by emailing (email address) if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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