This spring break program is a quick, fun, and affordable way to combine learning with international travel by examining the field of Physical Therapy from the perspective of the communities and cultures of Ireland. Further information is available from the faculty program leaders, Dr. Sue Kushner and Dr. Nancy Shipe as well as the Office for Global Engagement which is located in Spotts World Culture Building-Room 002C. Students participating in this program must enroll in PTHT 710: Clinical Experience II in the Spring 2020 semester.
Fall publicity for Spring Break-Faculty Led Programs begins
September, October, November
Apply for your passport
Immediately upon application
Student applications & application fee due
Last day of Spring registration (November 15, 2019)
Official acceptances announced
Last week of November/First week of December
Students billed for program fees
Airline reservations confirmed
Mid January (airline fees are non-refundable once confirmed in January 2020)
Pre-Departure meetings with Directors
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday before Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday of Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
A non-refundable application fee of $125.00 will be paid at the time of application. The application fee covers the cost of an international student identity card ($25.00) and $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee. Applicants are responsible for meeting with Financial Aid in 107 Maltby Center to determine financial aid eligibility to cover program costs noted below. Financial Aid eligibility cannot be guaranteed.
Estimated Costs: $2099.00
Most program activities/site visits and excursions
Basic International Travel Insurance
** We recommend between $500.00-$600.00 in personal spending money to cover meals beyond breakfasts and incidentals including personal shopping. This estimate is determined by previous student reports of personal spending and is only intended to be an estimate.**
Health and Safety
For general safety and security information for students abroad visit U.S. Students Abroad.
For information regarding vaccines and medicines visit the CDC. **Vaccines are the financial responsibility of the program participants and not covered in the above costs.
To learn more about international travel in this country, click here.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.