Study abroad in the Dominican Republic and globalize
your nursing perspective in cross-cultural patient care.
MSMC offers Nursing students an international perspective of
health care systems and the role of the nurse in health promotion.
Students will gain an intensive experience during their spring
break as they work and care for locals in the Dominican
When: Spring Break - March, 2016
Course: NUR 3176: Selected Topics in Nursing
Academics: An intensive introduction course in
health care systems. During spring break, enrolled students will
travel abroad and work in conjunction with the Foundation for Peace
while caring for people in the Bateyes of the Dominican Republic.
Students will be responsible for submitting a web-quest assignment
exploring the Foundation for Peace, daily journal entries and a
reflective paper while in the Dominican Republic.
Costs: Approximate costs are $1,600 which
includes airfare, housing, food, ground transportation in country,
and comprehensive health insurance. This fee is not included in
your semester registration and must be paid directly to the finance
office. Payment plans are available.
Affiliated Institution: This course and all
faculty members are associated with Mount Saint Mary College, and
all credits will be issued by the institution.
Housing: Students will be housed in a residence
provided by the Foundation for Peace in San Pedro de Macoris.
- Trip to the Dominican Republic for experiences that are
humanitarian and cross-cultural.
- Provide primary prevention of disease by education to people of
the Bateye community.
- Collaborate with the Foundation for Peace, an international
organization dedicated to initiatives that will relieve the effects
of poverty, encourage personal growth, and overcome injustice.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
Student Experience: Our study abroad programs
are designed to equal the quality of academic rigor expected at
MSMC. The nursing course taught in the Dominican Republic will meet
the requirements for classroom time, and give students new
perspective on integrated and experiential learning.
Physical Requirements: This course requires, as
in all clinical nursing experiences at MSMC, a current physical
exam and PPD. Immunizations required include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis
B, and tetanus. Students must have completed NUR 3020.
Admission: Our policies on acceptance to the
program help to ensure that students are capable of performing at
the same academic standard as during a course on the home campus.
All students must complete an application including a personal
statement and a letter of recommendation. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is
required for admission.