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 resident 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) 5-credit Medical Spanish course (at the appropriate Spanish level for you, beginning to advanced.)
Note: students may not receive credit for both 320 and 420.
Eligible students can fulfill a portion of the foreign culture requirement on this program. For participating in the program, 2/3 of the foreign culture/foreign language requirement (or six credits) is waived. .
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.
The program runs for 8 weeks, from early June to late July. Exact program dates are determined the semester prior to departure.