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  • Locations: Roatan, Honduras
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Graduate, Guest, Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate, 6. Non-Degree
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsoring UM-Flint Unit: International and Global Studies, Physical Therapy
Program Description:
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This international service learning course will incorporate students who will be immersed in the Honduran culture while learning the importance of their role as engaged global citizens. Students will be providing service in the form of physical therapy and other roles of health care delivery or meeting other needs as appropriate for the Vessels of Mercy Hospital and its two associated clinics that treat children with special needs. This learning experience will begin with lectures prior to the trip and in addition to the course work, students will participate in cultural learning experiences of Honduran people and their culture while abroad. They also will gain the experience of assisting faculty with a needs assessment for the residents of Roatán, Honduras. 

Some academic and cultural learning opportunities may include:
  • Assisting faculty with a needs assessment for Roatán residents
  • Public health teaching (emergency first aid, hand washing and hygiene, etc.)
  • Lectures about Honduran demographics, cultures, and languages
  • Learning about Honduran past and current political issues 
  • Snorkeling
  • Visitation of an iguana farm and mango farm
Prof. Michele Lambaria is a physical therapist and faculty member of the UM-Flint Physical Therapy Department. She loves to travel and has a passion for learning about other cultures and helping people in need. She has traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Honduras.

  • All majors are eligible to apply
  • 2.5 GPA minimum 
This is a 3-credit course being offered in the Summer 2019 term. Students are required to register for one of the following courses:
  • INT 391 
The program fee is $3,936.50. This includes round-trip airfare to Honduras, housing, some meals, health, cultural activities, health insurance, transportation in Honduras for program activities. 

Additional costs include: Tuition/fees, passport, other meals, visa fee, and personal expenses

  • Application and Deposit: December 21, 2019
  • 1/3 Program Fee: January 25, 2019
  • 1/3 Program Fee: February 22, 2019
  • 1/3 Program Fee: March 22, 2019
  • Final program fee balance: Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Submit all Pre-Travel Items: April 5, 2019
  • Withdraw: January 25, 2019
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 25, 2019. Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for paying the full program fee.


Click below to apply to this program. 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 application fee 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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.