This program is open to graduate and professional students of any area of study and focuses on animal diseases and their impact to human populations. This program includes hands-on educational opportunities in the context of a veterinary outreach clinic. Students will also have time to explore sites in and around the host community in Jinotega, Nicaragua, and work alongside local students for an immersive cross-cultural experience.
This program will be hosted by Communidad Connect (an NGO) based in the small town of Los Robles near Jinotega, Nicaragua. All activities will take place in and around Jinotega. The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Leon will assist with academic components and provide some students to work with us.
One night on entry and one on exit will be spent in the airport hotel in Managua. The remaining stay will be spent in a guest house in Los Robles that provides room and meals.
Traveling Director -
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Planning -
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine email@example.com
The pre-requisite course for this program is VETPREV 7760 (2.5 credit hours) which is offered spring semester. Upon acceptance to the program, students will enroll in VETPREV 7761 (1-3 credit hours) for Summer Semester.
All students must have received a satisfactory grade in VETPREV 7760 to be eligible to travel on the program.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be a graduate or professional student and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $1,837 program fee. The program fee includes in-country transportation, most meals, lodging, supplemental health insurance, and in-country instruction. It does not cover international airfare, Nicaragua tourist card ($10), baggage fees (if applicable), some meals (~4), vaccinations, or personal expenses.
This program has been generously subsidized by a Connections and Collaborations Grant. The program fee would have been $2,537 without subsidy.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
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