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  • Locations: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2018 12/20/2017 01/01/2018 05/19/2018 06/03/2018
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing:
3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Sponsoring UM-Flint Department:
Minimum GPA Requirement:
Areas of Study:
Program Description:

This program will take community health nursing students over two weeks to work with faculty and Kenya healthcare providers in the provision of  nursing and healthcare to underserved people in Nairobi and Elementaita, Kenya. Students will work in collaboration with St. Mary's Mission Hospital System to provide nursing care, health promotion, ad teaching activities at the hospital, clinics, high school, community, and/or orphanages in partial fulfillment of course requirements for Community Health Nursing. St. Mary’s has recently developed a second hospital in Elementaita, Rift Valley about 90 miles to the northwest of Nairobi.  It is similar in size to the hospital in Nairobi, and serves the poor but rural population.  A number of community-based clinical activities at orphanages, schools, churches, and other sites have been developed in the region surrounding the St. Mary’s Rift Valley. 
Prof. Linda Knecht is a professor from the Nursing Department and has led seven study abroad trips to Kenya. In addition, four study abroad trips to St. Mary’s have been led by other nursing faculty in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014. Each trip has furthered the partnership between UM-Flint Department of Nursing and St. Mary’s, Kenya.  Linda Knecht remains in communication with St. Mary’s throughout the year. 

  • Junior Level undergraduates with minimum 3.0 GPA and consent of intructor
  • Graduate students in good standing and consent of instructor
RN to BSN students enrolled in NUR 381/900 during Winter 2018 will complete their clinical experience by participating in this program.

There are three pre-travel sessions required, as well as one post-travel session.  

The program fee is $1,891.39  The fee will cover housing, some meals, ground transportation within Kenya, cultural excursions, and health insurance for the trip.  The fee does not cover airfare, immunizations, tuition, or personal expenses.  The fee will be paid to the University via the UM-Flint Cashiers Office.  Students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships through IGS/ Education Abroad Office to help defray costs.  

Additional costs include: Tuition/fees, Roundtrip airfare to Kenya, Passport, Immunizations

  • Application and Deposit: December 20, 2018
  • 1/3 Program Fee: January 12, 2018
  • 1/3 Program Fee: February 16, 2018
  • 1/3 Program Fee: March 16, 2018
  • Final program fee balance: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Submit all Pre-Travel Items: April 13, 2018
  • Withdraw: January 11, 2018
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. 

Withdrawals must be submitted in M-Flint WorldLink or to on or before 11:59pm on January 11, 2018. Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for paying the full program fee.

  1. Download and submit the following document & requested items directly to Linda Knecht at 2180 William S. White Building or email to Application & Reference Form for Kenya 2017.
  2. If you are accepted, click "Apply Now" below to complete the application.  A $100 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.