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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Praputthabat, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 03/29/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/02/2020 01/18/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Fall
Eligibility Restrictions: Nursing Students Only Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel, Residence Hall Program Lead Faculty: Kathie York
Program Advisor: Thomas Shannon
Program Description:
 

Program Overview

 Complete your Community as Partner clinical hours in beautiful Thailand. This 2-week trip at the end of Fall Semester will introduce you to the health system in Thailand and give you the unique opportunity to experience community health in action while partnered with a Thai nursing student in the field. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your cultural knowledge while you put your community health nursing skills to work. You'll also have the opportunity to see the sights in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand during a weekend excursion that includes a visit to the Elephant Nature Park and a hike up to the famous temple.

This study abroad to Thailand meets the clinical hour requirements for 29NBSN3040c Community as Partner. As part of the cultural preparation for this course, there will be a meeting each week of Fall Semester for 1.5 hours where we will learn about the health and education systems, government and politics, transportation and safety, food, customs, religion and more.

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Location

 Thailand is a Southeast Asian upper middle-income country known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. We'll fly into Bangkok, Thailand and travel to Praphutthabat, the location of the Boromarajonani College of Nursing. As a mid-trip break, we'll fly to Chiang Mai, a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It's also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.

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Who Can Participate?

 Undergraduate Nursing Students

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in NBSN3040C for 3 credits credits for fall 2018.
 
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
 
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
 
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):
https://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees.html

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Faculty


 Kate York, PhD, RN, FNP is the lead faculty for the course and the study abroad. Dr. York has extensive travel and work experience outside of the U.S. and her expertise lies in Global Health, Community Health and Global Health Systems. Dr. York has traveled with students to Tanzania, India, UK and Nicaragua.

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Living Arrangements

 Students will be housed in a dormitory setting on the college campus or in the community in government housing (usually 4 students per room).
Hotel stays in Chiang Mai will be double or triple occupancy.

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Getting There

 Group flight to Bangkok from Cincinnati arranged by faculty

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Program Costs

  2019 Program Cost: $3240

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
 
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Visa application/processing fees (~$)
  • ISIC Card ($25)
 
This program has been awarded an $600 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $2640. 

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

 Kate York, PhD, RN, CNP
Director of Global Health Nursing
College of Nursing
(513) 558-1108
yorkkj@ucmail.uc.edu

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This program is currently not accepting applications.