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  • Locations: Bogota, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SAU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 11/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2018 05/30/2018
NOTE: Although travel is during the May Term, the program will meet 7 times during the spring semester and be registered as a spring semester course.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-Term Well Suited For: Nursing, Pre-Nursing
Cost: Less than $5,000 Amount of SAU Scholarships Allowed: None
Number of Credits:
1 credit
Class Standing:
1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior, 4- Senior, 6- SAU Alum, 7- Other
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Internship Available: No Volunteer Opps. Available: Yes
Program Sponsor: SAU
Program Description:

Nursing in Colombia

Course: NURS 399 National/International Study Abroad (1 credit). (This will be considered a Spring Semester course because there will be 7 course meetings during the semester.)
Juleann Miller and Juan CorpasProgram Leaders: Juleann Miller and Katie Browning 
Program Price (tentative): $2,469

Program Description
Experience a unique partnership with Juan N. Corpas University School of Nursing in Bogota, Colombia to explore nursing care in the on campus comprehensive hospital system; on campus gardens with local plants and herbs used for complementary care and research; and visit two local Corpas health care clinics and one non local clinic in Villa de Leyva. Experience a different culture, language, customs, sights and food in this 10-day immersion abroad that will change the way you see your world and your clients.

The major aim of this course is to provide a comparative view of health care systems, health care delivery, traditional and complementary treatment in Colombia and the United States within the perspective of nursing. Classroom seminar experiences as well as onsite experiences in Colombia are designed to build knowledge of how the U.S. and Colombia compare in relation to the role of nursing, health and illness, and the systems and delivery of health care.

What's Included
Course costs
Transportation to and from Colombia
Apartment-style hotel accommodation
All tours and excursions
All breakfasts
7 lunches
International health insurance

What's Not Included
Passport
Souvenirs
Excess luggage fees
Some lunches
All dinners

Program Deadlines
November 15: Application and $500 deposit by TouchNet due.  Those who drop out of the program after Nov. 15 risk losing their program deposit.
January 31: $500 commitment fee due by TouchNet. Those who drop out of the program after Jan. 31 risk losing their commitment fee.
March 15: Remaining balance due on Beeline. Those who drop out of the program after Mar. 15 will be charged the full program balance.