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Ecuador: Introduction to Global Health and Transcultural Nursing

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 07, 2017
Program Starts: May 21, 2017
Program Ends: Jun 04, 2017
Major 1: Nursing
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,500
Link 1: HCC Ecuador Study Abroad Program Video 1
Link 2: HCC Ecuador Study Abroad Program Video 2
Link 3: Ecuador 2015 Participant's final project
Program Locations: Napo, Quito
Contact Phone: 813-253-7227
Contact Name: Kathryn Smith
Contact Email: ksmith@hccfl.edu
What is Included: Airfare
Airport taxes
Ground transportation
Travel Medical Insurance
All meals
What is not Included: Tuition and fees (3 credit hours)
passport application (if needed)
Estimated Costs: $1,500 with scholarship award

$2,500 without scholarship award

Gilman Scholarship Eligible
Deadline for Summer 2017: March 7, 2017
Program Description

The South American nation of Ecuador offers the perfect environment to learn about global health issues and transcultural nursing practices—across the spectrum of modern world approaches and centuries-old traditional techniques of indigenous peoples.

The time is split between the city of Quito and the rain forest. Both sites offer great academic and cultural learning opportunities. In Quito, you will visit tour hospitals and nursing homes and see their patients. By contrast, you’ll also travel to the rainforest to examine indigenous health care practices, learn about medicinal plants, and visit a local Quichua community.

The program is complemented by cultural activities including visits to famous landmarks such as the Equator, Presidential Palace and local markets.

Academic features of the trip include:

A tour of the National School of Nursing at the Central University of Ecuador, and the opportunity to meet and exchange views with Ecuadorian nursing students
Learning about current nursing and health issues in Ecuador
Visits to and comparative examination of government-run and private hospitals and other healthcare facilities
Immersion in Andean culture and health practices via a trip to the rainforest.

Pre-departure Orientation Dates:
1.) Monday, April 3, 2017
2.) Friday, April 21, 2017 2-4pm
3.) Monday, May 8, 2017

Re-entry Meeting Date:
1.) TBA

Quick Facts

Population: 15223680
Capital: Quito
Per-capita GDP: $ 8600
Size: 283561 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Hillsborough Community College Center for International Education