Dr. Christine Vandenhouten, Assistant Professor, invites all Nursing students, alumni and community members to join her to travel to Cuernavaca, Mexico – the city of Eternal Spring – from January 5-19, 2013. Participants will learn about the Mexican Healthcare system, hear from a Mexican “Partera” or Midwife about delivering babies, explore traditional healing methods, visit cultural sites and immerse yourself in the Spanish language. There is no language pre-requisite. Whether you are fluent or don’t speak any Spanish, there is a language class designed for you. This course is for anyone who is interested in improving their ability to work with patients whose primary language is Spanish.

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.  Students may register for variable credit (2-3) with all students completing the 2 week course in Mexico along with assignments.  Those desiring 3 credits will complete an additional assignment/project in their home community tying the content learned to services/programs offered in their home community. Cost is approximately $2785 including airfare (out of Green Bay), meals, lodging, entrance fees, excursions and instruction. There is also $165 International Education Application for a total cost of $2950. Alumni and community members would enroll as a special student.  

To sign up for the course, you can go the following link: http://uwgb.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=30677  Registration deadline is October 1, 2013.

If you have advising questions, please contact either Jennifer Schwahn (schwahnj@uwgb.edu) or Sharon Gajeski (gajeskis@uwgb.edu) one of our Nursing Advisors before October 1st in order to make the registration deadline.