Study Abroad in the

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Study Abroad

This study abroad trip to the Dominican Republic will provide experiences that globalize nursing students’ perspective in cross-cultural patient care.

When: February 28th-March 6th, 2015

Academics: Undergraduates can earn 3 credits during their spring semester towards their elective core requirements. This course will provide an intensive introduction into the health care system and the role of the nurse in health promotion. Students will work in conjunction with the Foundation for Peace while caring for people in the Bateyes in the Dominican Republic. This course has classroom components in addition to travel time and all students must be registered for NUR 3176 Selected Topics in Nursing: International Nursing during the spring semester in order to participate.

Affiliated Institution: This course and all faculty members are associated with Mount Saint Mary College, and all credits will be issued by the institution.

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.

Housing: Students will be housed in a residence provided by the Foundation for Peace in San Pedro de Macoris.

Application:  Students can download the study abroad application through our website at www.msmc.edu/studyabroad_apply. The final deadline for application is October 1, 2013.

Costs: Approximate costs are $1,500 which covers 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.

Student Experience: Our study abroad programs are designed to equal the quality of academic rigor expected at Mount Saint Mary College. 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. Undergraduate students will be responsible for submitting a web-quest assignment exploring the Foundation for Peace, daily journal entries while in the Dominican Republic, and a reflective paper.

Physical Requirements: This course requires, as in all clinical nursing experiences at Mount Saint Mary College, 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.

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