Globalization requires an understanding and appreciation of other cultures. As nurses, we care for people from various cultures in many settings. International study is a valuable opportunity to enrich personal clinical experience and prepare nurses for future practice. The UNCW School of Nursing is dedicated to providing students this opportunity.
Cultural Immersion: People and Health Care in Central America
Students will provide health care to the rural and urban populations of El Salvador. Opportunities will be offered to learn about the health care systems in El Salvador and Guatemala (travel to Guatemala will depend on cost). Students will meet local university nursing and medical students.
The Arequipa, Peru clinical and cultural immersion experience occurs following the end of Spring semester and is incorporated into required courses as part of the nursing program. This two week experience fosters nursing competence while learning and serving in a global health care system that provides a real world cultural immersion. Student work in an ambulatory clinic and conduct home visits as part of the experience.
- Travel costs range between $3,000 and $3,500
- Dates: TBD (anticipated May 2013)
- Contact: Jane A. Fox, 962-3206, firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNCW International Programs
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