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Spend two weeks exploring the health care system, education in nursing, and culture of Korea, the fastest growing country in the world. Chung-Ang University, College of Nursing in Seoul offers this unique opportunity for nursing students at all levels. Students will stay at the guest house at the university campus, participate in the intra- and extramural campus activities and visit health care organizations and cultural sites. An additional one week tour across the country is available as an option.
The 2013 Program is Full
Dates: May 20-June 1, 2013 | 2014: TBA
Fees: $870 for three units of tuition plus a program fee estimated at $700
NURS 499: Special Study
This program is comprised of 3 units of SDSU resident credit. The class will meet before the international experience, spend 13 days in Seoul, Korea, and meet again after the international experience. Students will have the opportunity to compare the nursing education and health care system in the U.S. with that in Korea by attending nursing classes and college activities with local students, learning about the national universal health care system, and experiencing a socio-cultural component. The course satisfies CHHS International Experience requirements.
Beyond the Classroom
The program offers scheduled cultural experiences including opportunities to explore traditional costumes and lifestyle, university festival, visits to community health care agencies, national health insurance, and city tours. An additional cross-country trip for one week can be added as an optional activity.
Students will stay in the safe environment of the university campus. One or two students will have a private room and a bathroom. Amenities of each room include a refrigerator, microwave, one bed, desk, and a T.V. Internet is free in the room. Half of meals (breakfast and part of lunch and dinner) are included.
$870 due at time of application and payable to the College of Extended Studies
Included in the Fee
- Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
- International health insurance
Approximately $700 payable to Il-Dong Travel®, Seoul, Korea. Payment details will be sent to accepted students.
Included in the Fee
- Local transportation
- Half of meals
NOT Included in the Fee
- Passport expenses
The College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any changes to program activities. If minimum enrollment is not achieved, the program may be cancelled.
January 31, 2013 - priority consideration
March 15, 2013 - application deadline
Admission and Prerequisites
- Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public.
- SDSU students must be in good academic standing.
- Minimum age to participate is 18.
All participants must complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation. Details will be sent after acceptance into the program.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as airfare is not included in the program price. In the event the program is cancelled, the College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any airfare cancellation fees incurred.
All participants must travel with a valid passport.
Young-Shin Lee, Ph.D., RN will accompany the group and serve as instructor of record for the program. For questions about in-country activities, transportation, accommodations, courses, and program fee payment (not tuition), please contact:
Associate Professor Young-Shin Lee
School of Nursing, San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: (619) 594-5385
For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-7250