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Winter 2018: Italy ARSC/HLTH - micro
January 06, 2018 - January 27, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo courtesy of the Atlantis Project.
Meetings
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/27/2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM327 Willard Hall Ed. Building
11/03/2017 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM327 Willard Hall Ed. Building
Program Notes
Program Description

Join UD and the Atlantis Project for a unique study abroad experience in Trieste, Italy. Atlantis Project provides opportunities for students interested in medical school and other health professions to intern at public hospitals, shadow physicians in hospital settings, and to learn about the European healthcare system. The students will be assigned medical preceptors and will experience 75 hours of shadowing in a hospital setting. Students who participate in this study abroad experience will gain an international perspective on healthcare, discern whether a health career is right for them, and help fine-tune their career interest. Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy. A port city, it is situated on the Adriatic coast, approx 90 minutes from Venice.

Although Italian language skills are not required, students who do speak Italian will improve their language skills while contributing to the local community by teaching local citizens how to speak better English. Each of these opportunities provide excellent ways for students to improve their organizational and leadership skills.

Study abroad experiences, shadowing physicians, and understanding a European healthcare system will help students to distinguish themselves as strong applicants for medical and other health-related professional schools.

The Program Fee includes housing, the academic shadowing experience, academic and cultural excursions and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in dormitories with WiFi access, including breakfast daily and approx. 4 other group meals per week.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Italy, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Trieste. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Students take one 3-credit course. Students in the Medical/Dental Scholars Program will take either ARSC 480 or 482. Students not in the Medical/Dental Scholarship Program will take HLTH 492.
ARSC 480: Issues in Healthcare for Children and Families (3 credits)
This practicum was developed by the Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies, in collaboration with the Atlantis Project, to provide students with the opportunity to observe patient care, including medical specialties found in hospitals and family practice/primary care, and to learn about healthcare issues from multiple professional perspectives (medical, therapeutic, nursing, and public health). In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with physicians and other healthcare providers as they learn about healthcare specialties, and their issues, outside the United States.
Prerequisite: BALS MSP majors with Jr status or above
Restrictions: Students in the Medical/Dental Scholars program may elect to enroll in ARSC482 if they have already completed the ARSC480 practicum.
ARSC 482: Issues in Public Healthcare - Economics (3 credits)
This practicum was developed by the Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies, in collaboration with the Atlantis Project, to provide students with the opportunity to observe patient care, including medical specialties found in hospitals and family practice/primary care, and to learn about healthcare issues from multiple professional perspectives (medical, therapeutic, nursing, and public health). In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with physicians and other healthcare providers as they learn about healthcare specialties, and their issues, outside the United States.
Prerequisite: BALS MSP majors with Jr status or above
Restrictions: Students in the Medical/Dental Scholars program who have completed ARSC480 will enroll in ARSC482.
HLTH 492: International Healthcare Practicum (3 credits)
This practicum was developed by the Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies, in collaboration with the Atlantis Project, to provide students with the opportunity to observe patient care, including medical specialties found in hospitals and family practice/primary care, and to learn about healthcare issues from multiple professional perspectives (medical, therapeutic, nursing, and public health). In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with physicians and other healthcare providers as they learn about healthcare specialties, and their issues, outside the United States.
Restrictions: Students not in the Medical/Dental Scholars Program will enroll in HLTH492
UNIV 370-172: Study Abroad - Italy ARSC/HLTH - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,300.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$2,950.00$2,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$4,465.00$6,964.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onNovember 30, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Donald Lehman
Faculty Director
Medical Laboratory Sciences
305H Willard Hall
302-831-8432
dlehman@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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