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International Programs at the School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing is pleased to announce a new opportunity for BSN '09 students to study abroad Autumn Quarter 2008. The school initiated this exciting and innovative program in the fall of 2003, and students who have participated are highly enthusiastic about their experience.

Students who are selected for this program will spend Autumn Quarter in Thailand, taking the regularly scheduled community health and psychiatric/mental health courses (NCLIN 409, NCLIN 418 and NURS 417). These will be taught by Dr. Deborah Ward and Dr. Michael Kennedy from the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health. Drs. Ward and Kennedy will build upon their combined extensive experience and contacts in Thailand to teach these courses. Orientation will take place in Bangkok and there are usually two fields trips outside of Chiang Mai. Students who participate in the program will be required to take a 1-credit seminar during Spring Quarter 2008 to prepare for their Thai experience, and a 1-credit seminar during Winter Quarter 2009 upon their return. These seminars will be partly online and scheduled so that they do not conflict with other classes.

The Faculty of Nursing at Chiang Mai University and numerous community agencies will be involved in this experience. Accommodations in Chiang Mai and Bangkok will be in dormitories. Students will be responsible for their travel costs from Seattle to Bangkok, and from Chiang Mai back to Seattle. They are also responsible for visas and any necessary immunizations, but can apply for scholarships from the Office of International Programs & Exchanges and the Citizens of the World program to help with those expenses.

We regret that students may not take family and/or significant others with them during the eleven-week study program.

Important Deadlines*
March 3 Applications due by 5:00pm in room T-310
March 21 Notice of acceptances sent out
April 1 Accepted students must notify Sarah Ross whether they intend to participate in the program by returning the contract and risk form found in the acceptance letter

*Dates, times and costs are subject to change

Please address your e-mails about the program to Sarah Ross, Director of International Programs for the School of Nursing.

Sarah Ross, Tel. (206) 221-2524, sarross at uw dot edu