Dr. Christine Vandenhouten, Assistant Professor, invites our Nursing students alumni and community members to join her to travel to Cuernavaca, Mexico – the city of Eternal Spring – from January 2-26, 2012.  Participants will learn about the Mexican Healthcare system, hear from a Mexican “Partera” or Midwife about delivering babies, visit cultural sites and learn Spanish for Healthcare professionals.  There is no language pre-requisite.

Nursing students can earn three credits (course 499) to fulfill either World Culture, Therapeutic Nursing Intervention, Special Topics in Nursing, or partial credit toward Community Health Practicum.  (An independent project to be completed by March 31, 2012 will follow the trip for students wishing the three credits.)   Cost is about $1900 for meals, lodging, entrance fees, excursions and instruction.  There  is a $165 International Education Application Fee and airfare must be indivdually arranged.

For more information and to allow adequate time for application and registration, please contact either Jennifer Schwahn (schwahnj@uwgb.edu) or Sharon Gajeski (gajeskis@uwgb.edu) one of our Nursing Advisors by September 15.