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Join Us in Costa Rica!

Applications due November 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the three-credit May term course, N499 "Exploring the Health Care System in Costa Rica." The College of Nursing will host the 2020 program May 10-17, 2020. There are no pre-requisites for this course. You can read what students have to say about the 2019 trip and access the application on our website.

On the trip, students will learn and see first-hand how health care is delivered in Costa Rica. In addition, students will meet with nurses, physicians, and other providers of care, along with policy makers and administrators, in an effort to learn how Costa Rica is able to achieve impressive health outcomes. The Learning Objective for this embedded program is for students to analyze information obtained on the trip and effectively present to others what they have learned and experienced. A highlight for many students in this program is the opportunity for independent research. In addition to the travel, this course requires class sessions and course work.

For 2020, the student price will be $2,499, which includes all student lodging, all food, and transportation to and from the base hotel in San Jose. Price does not include airfare or tuition. Most students obtain some type of support funding.  In 2020, we will hold a spring term one credit course to prepare students. The May term course with an embedded travel component will be 2 credits.

If you have questions about the program, please email Celeste Newcomb at

Learn About the Trip

You can learn about the trip by watching a short video created by a student. You can learn about the trip by watching a short video created by a student.