*Please note that applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back here in the coming months for information about the 2016 program!
This program is completed in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Students complete a portion of their community health clinical during this experience. Students will complete 10 hours of seminar related to the culture, health care, and social justice issues present in South African society. Students will participate in providing health care in the township clinics and homes; and service learning opportunities in the townships. Past service learning projects have included health education in the community, play therapy, and neighborhood cleanup in the townships.
Students in this experience will learn to effectively communicate with diverse groups and disciplines using a variety of strategies. In addition, nursing students will utilize professional values and standards to provide community-based and population focused care.
The estimated Program Fee is $2000. The final price will be confirmed with participants early in the fall semester.
This price includes:
The Program Fee does not include:
Students will stay in an apartment setting with 3 other students. The apartments include cooking facilities, private bathrooms, sitting rooms and televisions. Housekeeping is provided and laundry services are available. Internet and international telephone service are available for a fee. The apartments are within walking distance of several restaurants and multiple cultural opportunities.
Rachelle Larsen, Professor of Nursing