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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Spring Break, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2021 11/01/2020 11/13/2020 TBA TBA
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/07/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:
Global Health in Diverse Cultures
  Spring Break Costa Rica  

San Jose, Costa Rica
May 11 - 24, 2020

Program Description:  This program is for undergraduate and graduate nursing and public health students interested in increasing their understanding of international healthcare issues as they relate to nursing and public health. The program will include site visits to public hospitals and private clinics as well as opportunities to engage in health promotion activities and interact with health care practitioners. Also included will be an intense daily class in Medical Spanish.

Faculty Leader: This program is led by Dr. Tracey Power ( of the UofM's Loewenberg College of Nursing.
Study Abroad Scholarship: Don't forget to apply to the Study Abroad Scholarship! The application deadline for the summer scholarship is March 1!  Apply here.
The summer Study Abroad Scholarship awards will be announced mid-March and awarded in May. 

Course Information: Participants will earn 3 semester credits for Nursing 4331/7008, but it is open to any students with an interest in the field of health. Students will register for this course as a Spring 2nd Term course and travel in May when the spring term ends. There are no course pre-requisites. Dr. Tracey Power can provide the course permit. The course will provide an opportunity for students to explore healthcare delivery and practices in an international setting. Costa Rica is an ideal location for this class as it provides universal health care for its citizens and has one of the best public health systems in Latin America. Past program activities have  included the following: 
  • Guest lecture on Tropical Diseases
  • Guest lecture on Health Care in Costa Rica
  • Academic visit to a public hospital
  • Academic visit to Children's hospital
  • Academic visit to Universidad Latina de Costa Rica School of Nursing
Cultural Activities: Students will broaden their understanding of Costa Rican culture through their participation in activities and excursions listed below:
  • San José City Tour
  • Cooking class
  • Cafe Britt Coffee Tour
  • Irazu Volcano
  • Manuel Antonio National park
Passports: All students should apply for their passport no later than Feb. 1! This is needed so that you receive your passport in time for the Study Abroad Office to confirm your flight ticket. Students who have not applied by Feb. 1 must contact the Study Abroad Office to see how they should expedite their passport application.

Accommodations: Students will be housed in shared lodge-style accommodations at the tranquil mountain campus of the Conversa Language School in Santa Ana, just a short 20 min ride to San Jose. 

*Complete your application by Feb. 15 to receive a $250 program discount!*
Program fee: Program fee includes: Program fee does not include:

2020 Fee: $3,500
(Subject to Change)
Charged to Student TigerExpress in Spring
  • $350 application fee
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Cultural Activities
  • Site visits & Lectures
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodations
  • Onsite Orientation
  • Most meals
  • On-site, bilingual coordinator
  • International student identification card
  • Laundry service twice a week
  • Tuition for Spring course
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport
  • International Medical Insurance (~$45)
*Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or make changes to the itinerary.​

Program Payments: This program travels in the summer, but students enroll in a spring term course. Thus, the program fee and tuition will be charged to students' TigerExpress accounts in the Spring term. 

If you are an undergraduate, full-time student, then your tuition fee for the Spring will not increase due to your study abroad course. Undergraduate students who are taking a full-time course load are charged $4,956 for Spring tuition, no matter how many credits you register for.

If you are an out-of-state student, then your tuition for 3 credit hours in the Spring is $1,719. If you are a part-time student, then your tuition for 3 credit hours in the Spring is $1,239.

Graduate students must pay for the 3 credits hours at their residency rate. 

Tentative Itinerary
Tentative Nursing Itinerary

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