Information for term Summer Community Public Health
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2018
- Dates: Jun 16 – Aug 12, 2018 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Start your investigation of the complexities of health care in developing nations in the Dominican Republic this summer. With classroom instruction plus fieldwork in urban and semi-rural settings, you’ll get a close look and new perspective on the social and health issues that face one of the Caribbean’s poorest countries.
Get to know
a Dominican family while you improve your Spanish language skills.
with and make a difference for Dominican patients and medical professionals as you work at a semi-rural clinic and in an urban neighborhood.
Expand your knowledge
of pressing international public health issues.
average daily temperature (F)78.5
square miles of lush beauty make up remote Los Haitises National Park319
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Founded in 1495 by 30 caballeros from Columbus’ early expeditions, Santiago is a growing, modern city with a population of more than 800,000. Despite its sprawling size, Santiago retains many small-town features. Traditional merchants ride burros loaded with baskets of goods and call out their wares in a musical chant. Street vendors balance large baskets of fruit and vegetables on their heads. People are friendly and crime is scarce. The people of Santiago like to play dominos, listen to merengue and bachata music, and talk about baseball.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Complete a one-week rotation at a semi-rural medical clinic.
- Support the efforts of health promoters in marginalized urban neighborhoods.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestays. Living with a Dominican family is your ticket to immersion into every day Santiago life. Your Spanish-speaking host family provides housing and three meals a day. All homestays are within walking distance of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). Field study. Students live at a semi-rural clinic for up to one week, paired with local medical staff.
Homestay: All meals are provided by your homestay family. Field study: CIEE staff take students to shop for food before departure, though students can also eat at local eateries or arrange to have meals prepared for a nominal fee.
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Where You'll Study
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA
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What you need to knowThe program details
This eight-week program includes orientation, six-plus weeks of language and healthcare courses, and a one-week semi-rural clinical field rotation. Students also participate in an intensive urban community service practicum in an underserved area in Santiago.
During this time, students will learn about public health with a focus on the health/illness process and its relation to health management, policies, and coverage. They’ll also explore health, preventive medicine programs, and primary healthcare administration, and learn Spanish terms that focus on medical terminology.
Courses are designed by Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) for only CIEE students only, and taught in Spanish. Courses are taught by PUCMM and CIEE faculty members.
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. Founded in 1962, PUCMM is a private, non-profit institution that has been top-ranked in the country by the Inter-American Development Bank. PUCCMM enrolls 10,000 students, and its academic divisions include social sciences and administration, science and humanities, engineering, health sciences, and tourism/restaurant management.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.
4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) College-level public health coursework recommended
- Total credit, semester: 10 semester/15 quarter hours
- Contact hours: Advanced Spanish Conversation and Grammar, Community Health Practicum: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course
- Pre-Professional Healthcare Issues: 60; credit – 4 semester/6 quarter hours
Students take the following three courses:
- Advanced Spanish Conversation and Grammar
- Community Health Practicum
- Pre-Professional Healthcare Issues
Summer 2018 CoursesClick to Open
Refer to Summer 2017 term for an overview of course options. Our final courses will be listed by August 15.
Summer 2017 CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates, Deadlines & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Six-day orientation – an introduction to Dominican culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in and around your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Overnight excursions
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
No Hidden Fees
|Summer 2018 8 weeks|
|Apr 1, 2018|
|Jun 16, 2018|
|Aug 12, 2018|
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $6,358 **
Housing = $1,025 ***
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $7,850
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
International Airfare = $550 †
Local Transportation = $150
Books & Supplies = $100
Local government registration/entrance fees = $50
Personal expenses = $700Total Estimated Costs = $1,550
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes all meals
† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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