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Belize, Nursing

18 Belize



Apply by November 1, 2017 

Free Info Session:  Thursday, October 12, 4:30 pm, Linn Hall 1152

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (3 credits) 
This Spring semester course is intended for Nursing and Pre-Nursing students. You will volunteer at local clinics and hospitals in Belize. This program is through a partnership with Kaya Responsible Travel which offers you a chance to experience the real world and make a difference.  Pre-departure meetings will help prepare you for this service-learning program abroad. While abroad you will keep up a daily journal during the program to utilize for the final portfolio presented in the post-experience meeting.  

Printable Program Sheet: Belize 2018 Program Sheet.pdf

The Destination: San Ignacio, Belize
The program is based in based in San Ignacio and the surrounding communities. San Ignacio is located 2 hours from Belize City, along the Western Highway and is known locally as Cayo. The town and the surrounding communities contain a diverse mix of Creole, Mayan and Mestizo populations. San Ignacio is an attractive market town set among pleasant tropical hills. The friendly people of San Ignacio enable rich cultural exchange. On this project, you will work in rural communities close to San Ignacio. Nursing and Pre-nursing students have the opportunity to learn about healthcare in another country as well as provide nursing services at clinics and hospitals in the area. 


The Experience Highlights: Nursing and Pre-nursing students have the opportunity to learn about healthcare in another country as well as provide nursing services at clinics and hospitals in the area.
  • Spend spring break volunteering in Belize
  • Visit ancient ruins of Xunantunich (optional to tour on horseback)
  • Stay in the Nefrey’s Retreat volunteer guest house
  • Learn about medicinal herbs and traditional medicine still used today
  • Eat traditional Belizean foods

Estimated Program Fee: $3,650 
($1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship for Qualified Students) 

Includes:
  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • Housing 
  • Most meals 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Cultural Excursions 
Does Not Include: 
  • Tuition for 3 Spring 2018 credits 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fee 

Faculty Contacts:
Shalome Tonelli, Faculty, Nursing
319-398-5899 x4088
shalome.tonelli@kirkwood.edu
Linn Hall Room 2172H
 
Trisha Swartzendruber Faculty, Nursing
319-398-5899 x4992
trisha.swartzendruber@kirkwood.edu
Linn Hall room 2172M