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Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


The 2019 program will take place Monday, May 6, 2019 - Monday, May 13, 2019.
On this program, students will learn how health care is delivered in Costa Rica. They will have a chance to meet with policy makers, physicians and other providers of care, as well as administrators in an effort to learn how Costa Rica is able to achieve impressive health outcomes. The Learning Objective for this embedded program is for students to analyze the information obtained on the trip and effectively present it back to others upon return to the United States.


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Eligibility
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
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Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • Pre-requisite: NURS 497 - Costa Rica - Must be taken in Spring 2019
  • This course is open to students of all majors and at all campuses.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel overnight stays.

Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Celeste Newcomb by emailing cgn1@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


 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 fill out the following form and you will be sent additional details about the 2019 program once they become available– https://goo.gl/forms/OngmuFEYUsg6T0nz1  Warning – This program fills up quickly! You may wish to go ahead and fill out an application for 2019 as it is almost full. The word version of the application is below. Interviews will be conducted on a first come first serve basis once your application is turned in. This program always has a long waiting list. Costa-Rica-Application-ta7pix (1)-1jf64ye


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer-Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
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Rolling Admission 05/07/2018 05/14/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Celeste Newcomb by emailing cgn1@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program
Summer-Embedded 2019 08/21/2018
**
Rolling Admission 05/06/2019 05/13/2019
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Celeste Newcomb, by emailing cgn1@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed