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International Education & Nursing Student Experience with the Shepherd Faculty

Term To Study: Spring-Break 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 05, 2014
Program Starts: Mar 05, 2014
Program Ends: Mar 16, 2014
Major 1: Education
Subject 1:
Major 2: Nursing
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,000
Contact Phone: 304-876-5162
Contact Name: Dean Virginia Hicks
Contact Email:
What is Included: Round Trip Airfare
Transportation (Excludes Free Time Activities)
Majority of meals included
What is not Included: Course tuition
Personal spending money
Passport and visa fees (if necessary)
Estimated Costs: Program fee is an estimate and is subject to change.

2014nurs 399asyllabus.pdf
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Program Description

The Departments of Education and Nursing Education are offering a 3-credit international experience in Jamaica. This will be in collaboration with Middlesex International College located in May Pen, Jamaica. Future teachers and nurses can come and get practical experience while enjoying the rich culture of Jamaica. During the week students will be working in schools and hospitals while experiencing special presentations in the evenings by island educational and healthcare professionsal. In addition, the weekends will be dedicated to the beauty and diversity of the island with students visiting many cultural and scenic areas.

Why an international experience?
This course will provide you with an excellent international experience to enhance your global awareness and to broaden your perspective in your professional practice of nursing and education. This Special Topics course is an elective and will provide you with valuable learning experiences regarding educational systems, nursing education and health care in a Third World Country.

Students should register for the appropriate special topics course - NURS 399A-01 (section 41440) or EDUC 399A-01 (section 41467). For information regarding the courses, pre-requisites, etc please contact:

Department of Education
Dr. Virginia Hicks
(304) 876-5712

Department of Nursing Education
Professor Shakira Franklyn
(304) 876-5341

The majority of the trip will take place during Spring Break. You will need to make arrangements with your spring semester professors as you will miss 1-2 days of the spring semester. Register as soon as possible as there will be limited enrollment to experience the educational systems and health care and nursing education in another culture while exploring the charm and beauty of rural Jamaica.

NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST POSSES A VALID US PASSPORT GOOD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2014. Non-US passport holders should contact the faculty leaders PRIOR to enrolling in the program to discuss any additional visa requirements and costs.

Quick Facts

Population: 2889187
Capital: Kingston
Per-capita GDP: $ 9100
Size: 10991 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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