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Join Us in Costa Rica!

Thank you for your interest in the three credit May term course, N499 Exploring the Health Care System in Costa Rica. The College of Nursing will host the 2019 program May 6-13, 2019. The application for the 2019 course is due October 1, 2018. There are no pre-requisites for this course. You can read what students have to say about the 2018 trip and access the application on our website at Join us at the HHD Ed Abroad Open House on September 27th from 3-5 pm in the HHD Commons.

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 2019, the student price will be $2,199, which includes all student lodging, all food, and transportation to and from the base hotel in San Jose. This price did not include airfare or tuition. Most students obtain some type of support funding. In 2019, we will follow the same model as we did in 2018 with a spring term one credit course and a May term three credit course.

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 -

Previous Trips

Please visit the blog site to see pictures and read about the most recent trips at