University 392

Pura Vida


International Health Care Perspectives through Immersion in Costa Rica


Course Intro Video: Travel, learn, live

Costa Rica: Pura Vida

Course Description

International perspectives through exposure to a foreign country offer students a unique experience to develop cultural awareness and cultural competency that can be applied in practice. Health care roles in the U.S. involve working with populations of diverse cultures, and in Ventura county, often Spanish-speaking communities. Through partnership with an international service-learning program, students can expand their knowledge of global health care issues, participate in nursing practices, develop professional behaviors, interact with Costa Rican communities through service, and gain basic Spanish language skills for health care providers. Examining both socioeconomic and political aspects of health care systems, students will have the opportunity to explore and learn through immersion and collaboration.


Key Features:

  • 3 weeks of on campus class (May 26, 28, June 2, 4, 9, 30)
  • 2 weeks of travel to Costa Rica June 10-24, 2015
  • Service-learning in urban and rural communities
  • Healthcare teams to provide services in the field
  • Spanish language learning seminars
  • Cultural exposure and learning in Costa Rica
  • 3.0 course units
  • 2 meals per day, housing, and airfare

Interested in Enrolling?

Requirements to apply: Complete the application below. Be prepared to submit one reference letter from current or past instructor at CSU Channel Islands in support of your application for the course. Have a summary prepared to submit (500 words maximum) about why you would like to be considered for the course and how you believe this course will impact/support your learning in your current program. Please include requested demographic information and current/best contact information. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2015. Decisions will be made by the end of March. Accepted applicants should be prepared to pay 3.0 units Extended University Course fees and $1000 (approximately) course fee by April 14. Non-refundable deposit of $285 due March 27.


Please also go to the CSU Channel Islands International Experience website for further details about University 392 requirements.


Costal Regions

Central Valley

Biodiversity

Culture and Community

Beauty

Questions? Contact Dr. Jaime Hannans

Jaime Hannans, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Solano Hall 1172

jaime.hannans@csuci.edu

(805) 437-3308

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