Programs : Brochure
- Locations: La Paz, Bolivia
- Program Terms: Summer
- Costs (Click term to view): Summer
CurriculumFor this year’s program, students are encouraged to register for REL 367 – Christian Ethics and Healthcare in SPRING semester 2018. A specific section of REL 367 will include a cohort of students who will be participating in the Bolivia program. Dr. Nancy Romer, MD, instructor of the course, will incorporate learning activities in this section that relate to the outcomes of the Bolivia program. Students will complete writing assignments during and after traveling that will fulfill course requirements for this Spring semester course. NOTE – Students who have already completed this course or are unable to take REL 367 in Spring 2018 are still eligible to participate in the program.
In addition, the program will require a beginner level Spanish competency. Students will be required to take SPN 101 or SPN 131or SPN 141 in Spring 2018 OR demonstrate beginner level Spanish competency through a placement exam offered by University of Dayton Languages Dept. ALL program participants are encouraged to enroll in a Spanish course in Spring so as to best prepare for this immersion experience.
Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing. This program is open to both pre-med students, as well as students from any major who are interested in global health.
Child Family Health International (CFHI)For this program, UD is partnering with Child Family Health International. CFHI is a leader in global health education, facilitating international internships that meet rigorous ethical, safety, and academic standards. CFHI’s socially responsible approach and reciprocal, long-term partnerships with communities, ongoing support of local healthcare infrastructure, US and local staff structures, as well as time-tested policies and procedures protect the wellbeing of both students and host communities. Our global partnerships with physicians, clinical and public/community health sites are established and reliable, and CFHI offers the expertise needed to administer global health programs to match academic needs.
Students in the program stay at homestays arranged by CFHI. Rooms are either shared or single depending upon availability. Each student will have a single bed. Hot water is generally (but not always) available for showers. WiFi is generally not available at program accommodations; students can access Internet services at nearby cafes. Unless otherwise requested, faculty does not stay in the same lodging as students.
Accommodations and Utilities