Winter 2019 Belize Seminar for Pre-Health Professionals
Dates: January 3-14, 2019
Application deadline: April 15, 2018
Contact: Professor Jessica Ventura
How are the challenges of disabilities and congenital disorders addressed in the developing world? How do people live with these disabilities in societies that have limited government support for such needs?
Health and Healthcare in the Developing World (2 credit) is an International Seminar designed to give Gordon students a view into the public perception of disability and disease in developing countries, and how people are cared for through their healthcare systems and local NGOs. We will spend Quad 2 on campus (The Role of Medical Missions in the Developing World, 2 credit) discussing these issues globally and then travel to Belize for 10 days in January to see firsthand how they play out in that country.
The trip to Belize costs approximately $2800 to $3000 (depending upon the number of participants) - which will cover tuition, flights, and all in-country expenses. The two 2-credit classes together fulfill the Global Understanding theme requirement when taken in conjunction with Global Education's COR210 and COR211 one-day classes. All students are invited to apply!
After an on-campus examination of disabilities and rehabilitation in the United States during the semester prerequisite, participants will travel to Belize. There the international portion of the course will be span the entire country, with visits planned in Belize City, Punta Gorda, San Ignacio, Belmopan, and possibly Orange Walk.
Students will visit rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, schools, etc. and will hear from special speakers.
KINS 371B Health and Healthcare in the Developing World (2 cr.) builds upon KIN371A: The Role of Medical Missions in the Developing World (2 cr.) which is a required prerequisite. Participants will be required to attend lectures, visit a local rehab clinic, and write a reflective essay during the spring semester.
Registration for international seminars is handled by the GEO. After accepted students have paid their deposit to the GEO, the GEO will send a list of the seminar participants to the Registrar’s office.
Program costs include tuition, site fees, meals and lodgings, travel related to program, roundtrip airfare, and non-refundable deposit.The total cost will be approximately $2,800 to $3,000.
Final costs will be determined based on the number of student participants, flight costs, etc. Students will be responsible for any travel costs not related to course assignments.
Round trip airfare cost is based on flights from and to Boston Logan Airport. Students may arrange with the GEO travel agent to fly from and to other destinations, however extra flight costs will be added to the individual student's bill. Please contact the GEO (x4399) for additional information about non-Logan destinations.
Applications will be considered for acceptance in the order received.
This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibility for an off-campus seminar program. Off-campus programs administered through Gordon are not entitlement programs. Gordon College reserves the right to admit students based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation. For this reason, the essay portion of this application is especially important. We ask for you thoughtful consideration of those questions.
Please fill out the application form below with your information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-867-4399 if you have any questions.
Please check your seminar's homepage for the application deadline. A non-refundable $30 deposit must be submitted to the Global Education Office by that deadline.