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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 5 - grad student
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Area of Study: School Counseling
Program Type: Other Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Description:

USA in New York: Counseling



Program Overview & Course Information
This blended section of CED 566: Multicultural Counseling or CED 590: Special Topics will begin on May 31, 2017.  It will consist of a three credit hour course that meets throughout the summer and culminates in a five day diversity institute in New York. During the Diversity institute students will be immersed for 5 days in the diversity of New York City in an experiential learning opportunity which will broaden students’ ability to work with culturally and ethnically diverse student populations. Each day students will engage in discussions, interactions, and reflections with cultural and educational leaders and New York City school counselors who represent the many various populations of New York City as well as explore cultural centers, museums and the neighborhoods of New York City. Students will acquire new strategies to collaborate with culturally diverse students and their families or caregivers to develop systemic approaches to equalize the educational experiences for every student.

Accommodations
Students will need to make their own travel arrangements so that they arrive in New York City for the opening of the institute on Monday July 17, 2017.  Lodging will be provided from Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 21. Rooms are priced for two (2) to a room.  If you would prefer to have a single accommodation instead, please contact Amy Upton as quickly as possible.

Program Costs
The cost of the USA in New York: Counseling program is $1300.  Program cost DOES NOT include airfare.  The program costs does include the institute fee, a subway pass, accommodations, specified museum entrance fees, and some receptions.  Participants should budget additional funds for other meals, supplies, or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.  Costs are based on anticipated rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase.

Payment Schedule and Deadline
A program deposit of $350.00 is due within 10 days of program application and no later than April 28, 2017.  The first payment installment is due on June 2, 2017.  The final payment installment is due on June 23, 2017.  Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the priority application deadline of April 28, 2017.

Refund Policy
Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable, and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
 
For Additional Information, Please Contact:
Dr. Upton
College of Education, Department of Professional Studies
Email: amyupton@southalabama.edu
Phone:   (251) 380-2664

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.