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Comparative Health Care in Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Course # SA 10215
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2018 06/05/18 to 06/23/18

Program Leader

Name Elaine Hannigan

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed
Applications for this program have been closed.

Program Description

3–Credit Hour Elective which compares Irish and European health care delivery, funding models, and outcome indices with those of the United States. Students will compare and contrast their own cultural norms to Irish cultural norms through travel to historic and cultural sites in Dublin and other locations in Ireland. This course is an appropriate elective for Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Pre-Med, Pre-PA and Health Science majors interested in health care.

Students study and stay on the campus of University College Dublin, a large, modern university located a short bus ride south of Dublin City Center.  In addition to course work, opportunities will be provided to explore a variety of cultural and historic venues in Dublin including Trinity College, Kilmainham Jail, St Partick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle and the Guinness Factory.  On the weekend, students will travel as a group to cultural and historic sites in Dublin and other locations in Ireland

Questions?  Email the program leader.

Academic Credit

Participants will earn three credits as SA 10215.


HHS students with a GPA of at least 3.0

Program Cost

Fixed fees payable to Purdue University:

  • Study Abroad Fee = 304.70
  • Program Fee = 3321.67
  • Travel Insurance = 32.00

Additional Costs:

  • Travel to and from US departure airport (arranged by the Student) = $80
  • Air Transportation to and from Dublin (arranged by the Student) = $1000
  • Passport = $150
  • Additional Spending Money = $500 to $1000

$1000 scholarship assistance may be available to help defray cost

Potential total cost after scholarship assistance = $4000 to $5000

Application Deadline

By January 19, 2018 students are required to submit to Prof Elaine Hannigan, Johnson Hall of Nursing, Room 117

1. Nonrefundable deposit of $750 (Check made to Purdue University) This deposit will be credited toward course fees.

2. Copy of Passport or passport application

3. Study Abroad Ireland Pariticpation Form 2018

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