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Nutrition Education in Culture & Health (NEW!)Undergraduate / Maymester / College of Family & Consumer Sciences
A unique travel opportunity for anyone majoring in dietetics, nutrition science, public health, health promotion and behavior, or anyone interested in health and well-being. Students will spend mornings at the Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, and the University of Costa Rica in nearby San Pedro will collaborate with UGA faculty to provide the instructional components of the program, including Spanish classes. The course covers topics related to foods, health care, and cultural awareness in the relationship between patients and health provider in hospitals and health facilities. Students will compare these relationships between facilities in the capital city, coastal regions, and rural communities. Students will live with local families while in the capital city area.
This program will contain an incredible offering of educational activities and excursions:
- Students will visit UGA's beautiful, mountainous campus at the head of the San Luis Valley, adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
- Hikes through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as well as the Camino Real trails on campus.
- Fieldtrips to the nearby town of Santa Elena.
- Ziplining in Monteverde with Sky Trek Adventures.
- Time in the capital city of San José, where you will lodge at the Hotel Don Carlos.
- An all-day white water river rafting trip on the Pacuare River.
- A sustainable agriculture tour of the local coffee farm, Finca La Bella.
- A visit to the San Luis waterfall (the second highest in Costa Rica).
- The program will finish up in the coastal town of Playa Samara
February 01 2014
May 13 - June 4, 2014
Enrollment is limited to 10 qualified students. Students will earn 4 credit hours.
To apply, students must submit a complete UGA Costa Rica program application and UGA transient application (if applicable). A $300 deposit will be required 10 days after your official acceptance and is payable via the UGA Student Accounts System. The deposit will be refunded if the applicant withdraws by the program's withdrawal deadline (see below). If you are a transient student, please click here for complete application instructions.
Costs & Payments
Program fees are approximately $2,100*, which covers all lodging (both on- and off-campus), three meals per day, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. Additional costs include UGA in-state tuition† and fees, personal items, and international airfare. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the UGA Bursar's website.
* The final program fee is subject to student enrollment.
† Note: Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Additionally, the HOPE scholarship applies to those who are eligible.
Once you are admitted, all program fees will be charged to your Student Account. You may pay online with a credit card or mail a check to the Bursar's Office. Access your Student Account here. If you receive a scholarship from either OIE or UGA Costa Rica, or plan to utilize financial aid, please notify the UGA Costa Rica Office should any payment need to be submitted after the deadlines. We are generally willing to work with students who have special circumstances.
An additional application and $60 processing fee is required for non-UGA students to enroll. Click here for instructions and to download the Transient Student application. Contact the UGA Costa Rica Office to confirm once you have started the application process. And per University of Georgia policy, all non-UGA students will be charged a $250 fee in addition to their tuition (unless a student of a USG or SEC institution), which is assessed by the UGA Bursar's office.
Other dates / Deadlines
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
Withdrawal deadline: February 24, 2014
After this date, students who withdraw from the program will be responsible to forfeit their initial deposit as well as any program costs that have been spent on their behalf (e.g., hotel reservations, transportation, and payments to local vendors). To withdraw a student must submit the official withdrawal form.
Final Payment Deadline: May 1, 2014
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