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  • Locations: San Pedro, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: UM-Flint applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 11/16/2018 12/31/2018 03/01/2019 03/09/2019
Program Description:
 
This is a closed program. You must be pre-selected in order to participate.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This course provides the student the opportunity to experience a direct relationship with health care consumers from the various cultural backgrounds of the Dominican Republic.  The student will travel to a supervised site for health care identified by the partnering agency Midwest Medical Mission servicing the underserved people of the Dominican Republic. Emphasis is on providing direct health care to the population, examination of the culture, health teaching, with a focus on culturally sensitive interactions. Students will attend educational seminars in preparation for service work prior to travel.
 
PROGRAM LEADER
This course is taught by Clinical Assistant Prof. Maureen Tippen from the Nursing department.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Nursing and Spanish majors are eligible to apply
  •  3.00 GPA minimum
COURSE REGISTRATION
This is a course being offered in the Winter 2018 term. Students are required to register for one of the following courses:
  • NUR 381— Directed Study-International Service Learning (2 credits)
  • Spanish Independent Study (see your academic advisor)
PROGRAM COST
The program fee is $1,990.00. This includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare to the Dominican Republic
  • Partnership fee
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Health insurance
  • Airport transportation 
Additional costs include: Tuition/fees, Immunizations, Personal expenses

NOTABLE DEADLINES
  • Application, Deposit, & Recommendation: October 19, 2018
  • 1/2 Program Fee: January 18, 2019
  • 1/2 Program Fee: February 15, 2019
  • Submit all Pre-Travel Items: February 15, 2019
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Scholarships are available for degree-seeking UM-Flint students. You must have 2.50 GPA minimum to qualify. Your program application and recommendation will be reviewed for scholarship purposes. 

WITHDRAWAL
Withdrawals must be submitted in M-Flint WorldLink or to StudyAbroad@umflint.edu on or before 11:59pm on January 25, 2019. Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for paying the full program fee.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Download and submit the following document & requested items directly to Maureen Tippen at 2180 William S. White Building or email to mtippen@umflint.edu: Application Statement & Reference.
  2. If you are accepted, click "Apply Now" below to complete the application.  A $300 non-refundable fee is required at the time of application. The fee must be submitted via check or money order—written to “UM-Flint”—and submitted to the Education Abroad Office. Applications submitted without a deposit will not be considered. 

 
The University may at any point cancel a program due to unforeseen reasons, including but not limited to low student enrollment and health and safety concerns in the host destination.