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  • Locations: SosĂșa, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Credit Type: GSU Credit
Program Description:
Cross Cultural Perspectives on Health & Wellness in the Dominican Republic
May 16-23, 2020 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact InfoDr. Douglas S. Garenhire,, Office address: Lewis College, Telephone: 404-413-1270
Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE The primary purpose of this program is to increase the global clinical competency for students and faculty and enhancing the understanding of overall health and wellness techniques for students in a different health care delivery system. This course will help prepare future Georgia State University health students to excel within the increasingly diverse and global healthcare environment. Students will have a greater appreciation for cultural diversity; an understanding of differing cultural practices as it relates to healthcare and health maintenance practices and will develop an increased appreciation for social justice. The students will compare the health care systems in the Dominican Republic (DR) to the health care system in the United States. They will understand the DR health care system and how it strives to meet the needs of people in rural and urban areas of the country. Learning activities will include discussions with local administration and local healthcare providers; relevant global health selected readings; discussions of evaluation and treatment of commonly seen illnesses, including parasitic infections, malnutrition, gastrointestinal illness, urinary tract infection, malaria, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, respiratory infections and complications from Diabetes Mellitus. The students will have the opportunity to tour local clinics, hospitals, cultural sites and villages and provide hands on provision of healthcare to underserved populations. Additional learning activities will include presentations by local experts (physicians, nurses, and community health and development leaders), tours of community-based health facilities, and roundtable discussions. Throughout the program students will learn and practice basic Spanish (phrases and vocabulary) related to focused topics; and learn cultural competency viewpoints to help them reflect on similarities and differences they experience as compared to their own culture

This progmram is eligible for the Gilman Scholarship
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

Day 1 -Depart Atlanta and arrive at Hotel Sosua, DR
Day 2 - Orientation, Tour, and opportunity to visit the beach
Day 3 - Home Health Visits and Community Projects
Day 4 - Home Health Visits and Community Projects
Day 5 - Home Health Visits and Community Projects
Day 6 - Hospital and Clinic Visit
Day 7 - Visit Isabela de Torres National Park, depart for Santa Domingo, transfer to Hotel Antigua Europa, Immersion in Colonial Zone
Day 8 - Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, depart for Atlanta at noon
  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for CNHP 3050 & CNHP 8050. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $INSERT PROGRAM COST HERE, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • Selected city orientations
  • Group cultural events
  • One all meals
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Payment Schedule
February 15th : $300
March 15th: $663.49
Early April: Program fee posted to PAWs, Payment of $663.49
Early May: $963.49 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for term

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:
  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

This program is currently not accepting applications.