Families and Healthcare Businesses in Thailand
*** Join program leader, Jill Klingner on Wednesday, May 1 at 4:15 in LSBE 125 to learn more about how you can spend winter break in Thailand!***
Program Information | Costs | Orientation | Contact
|| Winter Break 2014
||December 27, 2013 - January 16, 2014
||October 15, 2013
|| Junior, Senior
|Language of Instruction
||Estimated program costs can be found here
Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Program Name: Families and Healthcare Businesses in Thailand
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
- Explore the interdependence of culture, religion, family, business and health care provision.
- Study the vivid contrasts between the United States and Thailand to gain important insights into ways that culture and country contexts shape ideas of health, medical care and family life.
- Gain a unique insight into Thailand's important influence on the global health care market, including its active and growing medical tourism industry.
Examine family and health care in Thai contexts such as a rural fishing village, a northern Hmong village, a village-based HIV-AIDS prevention program, a Bangkok slum area, and refugee resettlement efforts. Discover traditional Eastern approaches to health and well-being which are deeply rooted in Thai culture, religion and tradition.
Experience Thailand as a country of scenic diversity and ancient traditions, of tranquil temples and modern urban excitement. With an independent history going back more than seven centuries, it has managed to absorb a variety of cultural influences and blend them into something uniquely and memorably Thai.
Earn 3 credits in FST 4252, INTB 4221: Families and Healthcare Businesses in Thailand, which is approved for category B elective for the Health Care Management major. Course components include:
- Relationship of the globalization of health care to local health care, community and family systems
- Basic principles and concepts related to the globalization of health care
- Aspects of medical tourism, refugee care, poverty and child development
- Interdependence of culture, soci-economic status, and family relationships related to health.
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
Estimated program costs can be found here.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.
Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program if you are enrolled as a full-time student. There are also study abroad scholarships for University of Minnesota students.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be held. Pre-departure orientations will include information about financial aid, classwork and travel tips. A general study abroad handbook will be emailed prior to departure.
Familiarize yourself on financing, health and safety and policies to consider when studying abroad.
Contact the program leader, Jill Klingner for program or itinerary questions. For application or registration questions, contact Arianna Austin in the International Education Office.