Costa Rica

Nursing Clinical Practicum in Costa Rica

Program Overview

Students will spend six hours per day, five days a week in a clinical setting with children. Hours will be split between an acute carer children’s hospital, out patient clinics, and a Nicaraguan refugee camp (La Carpio).In addition to the nursing clinicals, trips will be arranged on one weekend day where students will see the rainforest flora and fauna and volcanos, experience river trips and shopping, and visit beaches for swimming and surfing. Students will live in private family homes where they can gain a true sense of the culture, family life, and food from Costa Rica. The students will have completed the didactic portion of this course during the spring semester and will earn an incomplete at the end of spring semester.

"This was an awesome program and it definitely taught me alot about myself and other cultures. It gave me a new perspective on how I view my own culture and things happening here in the U.S. I am very glad I decided to participate." ~student feedback from Summer 2014

Program Dates

May 10 - June 1, 2014

Courses Offered

  • NURS 4420: Nursing Care of Infants, Children, & Adolescents (Clinical Practicum)(3CR)

Student Requirements

Students will need to have completed the didactic portion of NURS 4420 during the spring of 2013 with a C or better average. No visa is needed for this trip.

Housing Arrangements

All arrangements will be made by UNIBE. Students will stay with host families in Costa Rica.

Travel Arrangements

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets on a group flight specified by the faculty leader.

Program Cost

$2900 (including a $300 non-refundable deposit)

Includes: Lodging, meals, in-country travel, site visits, health insurance.
Not Included: Tuition & fees (summer semester)*, $200 study abroad service fee, airfare, spending money

*Note: Faculty-led, out-of-country courses do not charge 3 fees: Rec Center, Student Center and Health Center=$275, as opposed to on-campus courses.

Faculty Leader Contact Info

Dr. Kelly Zinn

AB3 233

Application Date

November 1, 2013. The $300 deposit will be placed on your account after turning in the application.

Apply Here

Submit completed application to faculty leader via email or in person.

Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737

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