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Costa Rican Nursing Program Academics

ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student.  You need to be in good academic standing and have cumulative GPA of 2.3.  You may apply as a freshman, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.

COURSES/ COURSE EQUIVALENCIES:
The academic program consists of two courses:

1) Introduction to the Costa Rican Medical System (UWEC's NRSG 377, 3 credits) is taught in English.

2) one 5-credit Spanish language course (at the appropriate Spanish level for you, beginning to advanced), the credits of which will be divided as follows:

- Span 101 (4 cr) and Span elective lower division (1 cr)
- Span 102 (4 cr) and Span elective lower division (1 cr)
- Span 201 (4 cr) and Span elective lower division (1 cr)
- Span 202 (4 cr) and Span elective lower division (1 cr)
- Span 320 (3 cr) and Span elective upper division (2 cr)
- Span 420 (3 cr) and Span elective upper division (2 cr)

Note: students may not receive credit for both 320 and 420.

FOREIGN CULTURE
Six credits of Foreign Culture requirement can be waived upon successful program completion. Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
During the program students will observe in the local clinic, as well as participate in health education programming for elementary school students. This can be counted towards the UW-Eau Claire Service Learning Requirement. 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The program runs for 8 weeks, from early June to late July. Exact program dates are determined the semester prior to departure.

updated 4/23/clw



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