Study Abroad in the

Dominican Republic

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 Republic.

Apply now! Study abroad in the Dominican Republic in 2016!

When: Spring Break -  March, 2016

Course: NUR 3176: Selected Topics in Nursing (Spring Semester)

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.

Immersion Opportunities:

  • 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.

Apply now! Study abroad in the Dominican Republic in 2016!

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.

Apply now! Study abroad in the Dominican Republic in 2016!

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