This spring break program is a quick, fun, and affordable way to combine learning with international travel by examining Nursing from the perspective of the communities and cultures of The Netherlands. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their beliefs, attitudes and behaviors while experiencing a different culture and learning about global health care issues in another country. This experience enables developing self-awareness, comfort with international travel, learning about universal cultural themes (war, death, space time, etc.), global health issues and a diverse perspective on healthcare. Students participating in this spring break program must be enrolled in any one of the following courses during the spring 2020 semester.
Nursing 500-Developing Transcultural Awareness for Health Professions
Recreational Therapy (RCTH) 220
Social Work (SOWK )251
OCTH 698-OT Process V: Advanced Theory and Practice (second year students)
OCTH 625-Factors that Impact Occupation (first year students)
Further information is available from the faculty program leader, Mary Ann Thurkettle, as well as the Office for Global Engagement which is located in Spotts World Culture Building-Room 002C.
Faculty Leader Information
Dr. Mary Ann Thurkettle
104G Vincent Science Building
|Fall publicity for Spring Break-Faculty Led Programs begins
||September, October, November
|Apply for your passport
||Immediately upon application (a passport copy will be due in December 2019)
|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 the airline reservations are 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. Since this program is affiliated with an academic course, students may be eligible to use financial aid to offset the program costs noted below. Applicants are responsible for meeting with Financial Aid in 107 Maltby Center to determine financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid eligibility cannot be guaranteed.
Estimated Costs: $2099.00
- International airfare
- Most program activities/site visits and excursions
- Shared accommodations
- Most breakfasts
- In-country transportation
- Basic International Travel Insurance (via the ISIC card noted above)
** We recommend an estimated $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 may vary by participant.**
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.