NOTE: The Beacom School of Business has decided to offer a single HSAD faculty-led program in 2018-2019, so we encourage you to consider the Spring Break 2019 Cuba: Health Services Administration Abroad program instead.
This program provides you with an opportunity to understand how global issues, developments, and ideas affect your life and those of others by addressing current issues with increased population (baby boomers in all WWII countries) and decreased funding for health care. It also addresses the global world and prepares you to research, compare and communicate global health care and the social, personal, professional, and civic issues accompanying this topic. Most importantly, this course familiarizes you with health care delivery in a global market, thus increasing an understanding of the global impact in today's world.
- Interpret the opinion leadership process including agenda setting, policy formulation, implementation, and modification
- Understand how global issues, developments, and ideas affect their lives and those of others
- Monitor appropriate institutional, professional, and personal standards for health care opinion leaders
- Articulate mechanisms for influencing health policy at the local, state, and national levels
- Develop healthcare decisions based on legal, ethical, and policy guidelines
- Course Term: Summer
- Travel Dates: May 6-19, 2019
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Title: HSAD 488/588 Health Services Administration Abroad
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After admission to this program, CAGE will register you in the course you indicate on the Course Registration Form in your application. You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.
Participants will stay in shared guesthouse accommodations arranged by the program. Kitchen facilities are available.
Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.
To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible (non-USD students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution). NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer.
Are you a senior planning to graduate in May prior to participating in this program? To be eligible for USD scholarships—such as the Arts & Sciences International Opportunity Fund or Farber Fund—or other financial aid, you will need to change your graduation date to the end of summer.
Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.
If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) or NON-USD LOGIN (non-USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.
This program is open to students of all majors. Preference will be given to applicants from health services administration and related disciplines.
This program is open to applicants from any institution, although preference will be given to USD students.
All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.
Carole South-Winter followed a non-traditional route to her degree in Higher Education Administration achieved in conjunction with full time employment in allied health, higher education, and administration. In addition to directing this program, she has also taken students to Costa Rica, Cuba, and Ghana. She has also held office in multiple professional organizations at the local, state, national, and international level. Her teaching interests include higher education administration, radiation biology, health services administration, quality assurance, health care delivery systems, group processes, global health care systems, credentialing examinations, and cultural competency. She has a research interest in global health systems, opinion leadership, cultural competency, graduate placement and graduate satisfaction data.
For questions about the course content and program site, contact the faculty leader, Carole South-Winter.
For general inquiries and questions about the application process, course registration and billing, contact Søren Peterson in the Center for Academic & Global Engagement. To schedule an advising session with him, visit Coyote Connections (Get Assistance -> Study Abroad -> Faculty-Led Programs).
For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.