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Physiology of Disabilities
Managua, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Housing Options:||Host Family, Hotels|
After completing online curriculum, begin your travels in the capital city of Managua. Gain a deeper understanding of the body and disabilities through experiential lessons about the causes, consequences, prognoses and treatment of diseases and injuries. Compare Nicaraguan health care with that of the US. Educational opportunities include, but are certainly not limited to, training with a rural volunteer fire department, touring hospitals, working in a pharmacy, shadowing physicians, staying with a host family (two nights), learning how to make compression therapy dressings, working with children with disabilities, and more. Cultural excursions include: Masaya Volcano and National Park, local markets, zipline, boating on Lake Nicaragua, and tours of historic cities.
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Many of the peoples of Managua are living in poverty and under harsh conditions, making their need for physiological support that much more cherished. Help the people of this struggling nation get back on their feet as you practice your ability to diagnoses and help treat common illnesses prevalent in Managua. Witness community members rise above their struggles in the midst of a difficult situation.
Activities and site visits may include but are not limited to: Nindiri Volunteer Fire Department, Masaya Volcano and National Park, Masaya Market, Tiscapa Lagoon, and the Tipitapa Library for children with special needs.
Expect 70-90 degrees warm this time of year in Nicaragua!
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Minimum sophomore status at time of participation
Good academic & behavioral standing
Prerequisite: BIO-132, BIO-234, or instructor consent
Note: Coursework will start on Dec. 28, 2015 prior to travel
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive 3 credits for BIO-220, Physiology of Disabilities.
Speak with your academic advisor to ask how this course will fit into your program plan. This course can help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas.
- Global Perspective
This course will be taught by:
331E Jarvis Hall Science Wing
Accommodation: Students will be housed in Las Mercedes hotel while in Managua. Hotels of similar quality while in San Juan del Sur and other locations. Part of the program also allows you to stay with a host family.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided to participants for the duration of the program. These costs are already built into the program fee. Please notify the faculty leader or the Office of International Education of any dietary needs or restrictions.
Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the faculty leader. These costs are already included in the program fee. If you require any deviations from the group travel plan, the faculty leader and the Office of International Education must be notified prior to the application deadline in order to accommodate you. Participants will be responsible for any additional costs associated with a deviation from the group.
Passport: All participants must have a valid passport to participate in this program. Information regarding U.S. passports can be found here, The current fee for a new U.S. passport is $135. If you already have a passport, be sure to check the dates of validity, it is suggested that the expiration date is no earlier than 6 months after your return date.
Visa: Participants who hold a valid U.S. passport are not required to apply for a visa before entering Nicaragua for the duration of this program. If you do not hold a U.S. passport the requirements may be different for you and we encourage you to inquire with your consulate. Contact the Office of International Education with any further questions.
Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs.
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Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!
Financial Aid Office
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