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2018 Spring Costa Rica

Students interested in Global Public Health are welcome to join the program with Universidad de Iberoamerica in San Jose, Costa Rica. This exciting partnership will offer a student the opportunity to study public health programs at the global level. Students meet in the classroom two pre-travel dates and one post travel date. If you would like to apply to this program, click here for an application. 

IDIS 3XXX Global Public Health, 3 cr, open to Health Sciences majors (NURS, EXSS, Pre-Med)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to global health care systems and models, and their influence on health disparities and delivery of health care. The impact of social, cultural, physical, political and economic determinants of health are analyzed in a global context. Emphasis is placed on how factors within these determinants affect the provision of health services and health outcomes. Examination of the impact of globalization and trans-national collaboration is included. 

Professor: Debbie Benes

Sample Itinerary (subject to change) :

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 9

55pm Arrival in Costa Rica:

Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel

Mar 10

One Day Tour,

Mar/11

Pick up: 9:00am

Transfer to San José.

 

9:30am-12md

City Tour-Arts and crafts market and central San Jose

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Mar/12

 

9:00am

Orientation Session:

Introductory talk about Costa Rica: social,

geographical, economic, environmental

aspects and the health system in the

conference room of the hostel

 

12:00md Lunch

 

1:30pm

FSU Class

 

5:30pm-7:00pm

Lecture: Costa Rican Health Care system and Services

 

Mar/13

Pick Up:  7:30am

Transfer to Ebais

 

8:00am

Observational Practice and home visiting at EBAIS.

 

 

12:30pm Lunch

 

1:30pm

FSU Class

Mar/14

Pick Up:  7:30am

Transfer to Ebais

 

8:00am

Observational Practice and home visiting at EBAIS.

 

 

12:30pm Lunch

 

1:30pm

FSU Class

Mar/15

Pick Up: 6:45am

Transfer to Hospital Dr. Calderon Guardia (HNCG) – Or another Hospital

 

8:00 – 11:30am

Observational Practicum: HNCG

 

12:00pm Lunch

 

2:30 – 4:30pm

FSU Class

 

5:30pm-6:30pm

 

Mar/16

Pick up 6:00am

 

Pick Up: 6:45am

Transfer to Hospital

 

8:00 – 11:30am

Observational Practicum: HNCG

 

12:00pm Lunch

 

2:30 – 4:30pm

FSU Class

 

6:30pm

Transfer to Firewall Dinner

Mar/17

Pick Up: 6:00am

 

One Day Tour, Bay Island´s, Cruise to Tortuga island, puntarenas.

 

Mar/18

 

Departure to USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel dates

(*approximate until tickets are purchased)

Depart Boston: March 9, 2018

Depart San Jose: March18, 2018

Program Fees $2425*
Fees include... Airfare, housing,meals,local transportation, excursions, insurance, academic visits, lectures, farewell dinner, visits to hospitals and airport transfers.
Fees do not include... meals, spending money, passport
Payment Schedule

Payment #1: December 8, 2017: $1000

Final Payment: January 22, 2018: $1425*

   

After January 22, 2018 all fees for this program are non-refundable.