Understand the interrelationship of culture and evidence-based healthcare on the island of Bohol. Conduct research on the Filipino healthcare system by exploring healthcare sites and interacting with actual healthcare providers and their clients. Experience the unique cultural combination of east and west through excursions to archeological sites and other places of historical, cultural and societal importance. This country comprised of thousands of islands provides a unique backdrop for healthcare students to experience the integration of theory and practice.
Academic Focus: This program is designed for nursing students, who have preferably already been accepted into a cohort.
Courses: NRSG 3990: Culture and Evidence Based Healthcare (3 credits). Students can petition to have this count towards their research requirement.
Accommodations: Students stay in dormitory-style hotel
Excursions and Highlights: Enjoy interaction with local healthcare providers, their patients and university students in Bohol. This direct contact allows for a unique opportunity to experience the Filipino healthcare system first hand. View the famous chocolate hills from Sagbayan Peak, cruise the islands of Panglao, experience tarsiers in their native habit all while experiencing the inviting culture Bohol has to offer.
Life and Culture: The culture of the Philippines reflects the country's complex history. It is a blend of the Malayo-Polynesian and Hispanic cultures, with influences from the Chinese. Located in Southeast Asia, the country is an archipelago consisting of more than 7,100 islands, of which more than 800 are inhabited. When the Spanish colonized the islands, after more than three centuries of colonization, they had heavily impacted the culture. Mexican and Spanish influence can be seen in the dance and religion and many other aspects of the culture. After being colonized by Spain, the Philippines became a U.S. territory for about 40 years. Influence from the United States is seen in the wide use of the English language and the modern pop culture.
Costs: $3,350, plus tuition and some meals.
The program fee includes: International airfare, all housing, excursions, cultural events, insurance, ground transportation and most meals. Not included: Georgia College tuition, student fees, passport, books, additional meals, independent travel and other personal expenses.
A $500 deposit must be paid online or directly to the International Education Center, 141 S. Clarke St. at the time of application. This deposit holds a place for eligible applicants to this study abroad program. $250 of this deposit is non-refundable, and the remaining $250 is refundable until February 1. An additional payment of $1425 is due February 1, and the balance of $1425 by March 1. Only in an exceptional case, e.g., an extremely adverse exchange rate, will the cost of the program be increased beyond what is listed on this application. In the unlikely event the International Education Center finds it necessary to cancel a program before the start date, every attempt will be made to give a full refund. If unforeseen events require the shortening of a program after arrival in-country, the International Education Center will determine an equitable, prorated refund.
Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Georgia College approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Georgia College Study Abroad Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship, and more.