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*WCU Summer in Honduras - Nutrition Assessment, Education and Service
San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer,
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Restrictions: WCU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2019 05/25/2019
NOTE: Please note that dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director to confirm the information listed.

** 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.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Max Credits Offered: 3 Area of Study: Nutrition
Program Type: Service Learning, WCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students?: No Faculty/Staff Director: Joanne Christaldi
College: Health Sciences
Program Description:
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 
This is an international nutrition service program in Honduras that is open to all Nutrition, Nursing, and Health students at WCU. The program will offer students hands-on health assessment experience and international cultural awareness through a service-learning program. The program will not only give students an opportunity to participate in an international service experience, but also learn from the Honduran people. The program will run through the organization Healthy Niño's Honduras whose mission is to help children with malnutrition and their families. The Honduras trip will run May 18-25, 2019 with a required 3-credit course. The course will be offered for one 3-hour lecture before the trip and one 3-hour lecture after the trip.
 
LOCATION
This program will be primarily based in San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras.
 
ACCOMMODATION  
Students will stay in shared rooms arranged by Healthy Niño's Honduras.
 
LANGUAGE
English and Spanish. Translators will be available, but knowledge of the Spanish language is preferred.
 
COURSES OFFERED
Students will earn 3 credit hours for this course - NTD 455 (undergraduate) or NTD 555 (graduate).
 
EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS
Nutrition and health assessment (weighing/measuring, vital signs, hemoglobin screening), and vitamin A and deworming medications distribution. 
 
PROGRAM COSTS
In addition to regular tuition/fee rates for the 3-credit-hour course, all participants will be billed a Program Fee of $1,900. This fee includes the registration fee for Healthy Niño's Honduras, housing, meals, team supplies, and round-trip airfare to Honduras. Students will also be billed the non-refundable $100 WCU Study Abroad application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance (approximately $25)

Students should also budget for the following items that are not included in the Program Fee listed above:
  • Immunizations
  • Transportation in the USA prior to departure
*Please note that these fees should be considered guidelines only and are subject to change at any time.  Contact the Program Director listed below for exact program costs.  

FINANCIAL AID
As this program is a WCU program, students that qualify for financial aid for a typical term at WCU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of this program. Students should consult with Ms. Kristy Slusser (kslusser@wcupa.edu) in the Financial Aid office for specific details about aid eligibility and required forms. In addition, students may also be eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships and travel awards through the Center for International Programs. Additional information about the application process for these funding opportunities may be found in the scholarships section of the Center for International Programs website
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Joanne Christaldi
jchristaldi@wcupa.edu
610-436-1038
 

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