Quick reference video on how to apply using the Abroad Office portal
Guadalajara Program Resource Guide for Study Abroad (download)
U.S. Department of State Traveler's Checklist for further reference can be found here.
Student Resources: How to Apply Checklists and other resources can be found here.
Destination: Guadalajara, Mexico
Area of Focus: Healthcare and Service Learning
Term to Study Abroad: May-Term 2018. This is the Maymester period between the Spring and Summer semester. This period will not interfere with Spring and Summer course schedules.
Orientation dates with the Study Abroad Office: To register for orientation with the Study Abroad Office, visit the orientation webpage here.
Open for Application in Abroad Office: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Closed for Application in Abroad Office*: Thursday, March 1, 2018*
*Abroad Office student accounts and mandatory study abroad documentation must be completed in order to participate on a study abroad program. This may exclude Passport Photo Cover Pages and/or Visas due to delays in delivery.
Program Run Dates in May: May 9-17, 2018
Program Type: This is a faculty-led program with a Clayton State faculty member.
Program Fee: $1,700.00
Courses Offered: HLTH 4900 / HLTH 5900 / STAB 4000
Program Description: Students will be immersed in a unique cultural experience by participating in this 14-day program to the modern exuberant city of Guadalajara, Mexico. Aspects of the program includes tours to historic sites, service learning activities at a public hospital and in a rural community, home stays with Mexican families, and studying the Spanish language alongside students from all over the world at the University of Guadalajara.
What is included: Airfare, ground transportation, lodging, breakfast and dinners, excursions, and a Spanish course at the University of Guadalajara. Student Program fees also include faculty travel costs. Emergency medical insurance with CISI (learn more here).
What is not included: Clayton State tuition; Passport/Visa fees*; and lunches; Healthcare Clearance Form physician and medical fees*, travel insurance (learn more about travel insurance here). Tuition is separate from the study abroad costs and other associated fees. To learn more about tuition costs and fees, visit the Bursar's tuition page here to learn more.
Estimated Costs: Note that your program fees and tuition are separate costs. Program fees are the fees that pay for what is included in the program costs. Prepare for spending money and for additional meals. Speak to your Program Director for more details.
Learn more about this program by visiting our YouTube playlist to hear what previous participants had to say about studying abroad. Visit the website here.
Maymester Payment Policy:
First Payment & Deposit: Monday, January 29, 2018, of $500.00
Second Payment: Monday, March 12, 2018, of $700.00
Final Payment: Monday, March 26, 2018, of $500.00
Payments need to be made to the Bursar Office.
Health Clearance Form (note for payment and refund policy*): STUDENTS MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE REQUIRED HEALTH CLEARENCE FORM HAS BEEN APPROVED & CLEARED. IF YOUR HEALTH CLEARENCE HAS BEEN DENIED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE WITHDRAWAL DATES. Students should complete the Health Clearance Form before Monday, March 12, 2018, in order to receive a full refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit of $250.00 and any prepaid expenses. Remember, this form must be mailed by your physician or University Health Services (UHS) to the Clayton States’ Office of International Programs.
*If a student has any disability concerns for studying abroad, please review our ‘Disability Resource’ page for more information here or visit the Disability Resource Center on campus.
Maymester Refund Policy:
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Periods from the Course: Students who are considering dropping the course need to refer to the Academic Calendar for the current semester to review add/drop dates, withdrawal dates, etc. to make sure these dates do not affect your withdrawal process from the study abroad program. If you have questions or concerns, speak with your Academic Adviser and Program Director. The Academic Calendar can be located here.
Program Director Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Colleen Walters, DNP, NP-C, CNE
Office Location: Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education and the College of Health Building, Office CE 323