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ENGAGING GLOBAL HEALTH IN COSTA RICA

 

Engaging Global Health in Costa Rica provides an immersion experience for students to explore socio-cultural issues, health care systems, health determinants, and health outcomes in Costa Rica while practicing Spanish language skills. This program is designed for students from disciplines that have an interest in global health and/or Latin America. Costa Rica provides its citizens with universal health care coverage and offers some of the highest quality health care in Latin America. Students will participate in excursions to unique health and community-based organizations, with further opportunities to enjoy Costa Rica's natural beauty, hospitality, and culture.

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Sponsored by School of Nursing

Course(s)

  • N 309 / N 390D - Global Health and
    N 354 / SPN 319S - Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Academic Information

Students earn 6 hours of credit total. The grade for the UT course is factored into the UT GPA. However, the language course appears on the UT transcript, but is not factored into the UT GPA.

Faculty

Dr. Ana Todd & Dr. Nancy Guillet both serve as faculty in the School of Nursing. They share the teaching load for the NUR 309 / NUR 390D course during the program which carries a GC flag. Language course is taught by a local faculty coordinated through our affiliate provider in San Joaquin de Flores.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students stay in home-stays with local family. Host family provides 3 meals a day during the week and laundry service once a week. Students are required to stay with local family for the duration of the program

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2023 Program fee is TBD. 2019 program fee was $5400. Program fee includes housing, meals, administrative and instructional costs, cell phone, and on-site orientation; does not include airfare, books, insurance, local transportation and personal expenses.

Dates:

- Summer Second
  • Program: July 10, 2023 to August 12, 2023
  • Instructional: July 10, 2023 to August 12, 2023
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2023

Application Code

293076

Program Coordinator

Erin Brown Achterhof

Additional Resources

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Information Session

Next Step

Next info-session November 10th, in-person, 2:00PM - 3:00PM CAL 22. If you have questions or want more information, contact Erin Brown Achterhof: elbrown@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change