Students are provided a hands-on service learning experience during spring break (March 7-16, 2019). Choluteca is in the southwestern part of the country. Unlike northern Honduras, Choluteca is a desert-like environment that still has to recover fully from the ravages of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. During spring break, students work under faculty supervision in rural villages, hospitals, and schools in Choluteca to provide education to health care workers and students and to provide screenings and medical treatment to patients.
Students on this program will stay in triple and quadruple rooms at the Hotel Rivera in Choluteca, Honduras.
College of Nursing
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Courses and Credit
You will receive 3 hours of Nursing 2798 for Undergraduate students or Nursing 5798 for Graduate students for 3 hours for Spring semester. There is an on campus course during spring semester prior to departure.
Students can expect to gain (1) experience with the health care system of a low income country where health care access is limited, (2) an understanding of the major health challenges for the residents of a low income country, and (3) develop cultural competence through participation in a sustainable health outreach project.
Students must be enrolled in a graduate Nursing program in the College of Nursing (Traditional Masters, Graduate Entry Masters, DNP, or PhD program) or a Senior Undergraduate student. Undergraduate Nursing students must have completed the Community course. Advanced practice Nursing students must be in their last year. Senior Undergraduate Spanish majors may apply. PharmD students in their final year may also apply. All applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.2.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.
All Nursing majors must obtain an academic recommendation from a College of Nursing faculty. All students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.
The College of Nursing has set the departure date for this program as Thursday, March 7, 2019, as this is prior to the official start of spring break, and could potentially interfere with on campus academic coursework and class attendance, students must get permission from instructors prior to committing to the program.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as 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 $2,349 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, lodging, meals, in-country instruction and transportation. It does not cover personal expenses or visa fees (if applicable).
The College of Nursing will be providing a minimum of a $300 (approx) subsidy to offset the program costs for all College of Nursing students who are accepted into the program.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
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.
Tuesday, September 11th 1pm-2pm, Newton Hall 264
Tuesday, September 18th 10am-11am, Newton Hall 264
Thursday, September 20th 2pm-3pm, Newton 264
Thursday, October 4th 12:30pm-1:30pm, Newton 264
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
Please review this information about the Zika Virus and other pre-travel health considerations.
This program includes travel to a risk designated country and all participants at the time of acceptance must submit a petition provided by the Office of International Affairs acknowledging they have read the travel warning and recognize the risk involved. All programs administered through the Office of International Affairs that include travel to countries with a risk designation have received prior approval by the International Travel Policy Committee.