Fall - January
Spring - May
Be part of a team that delivers care to very underserved populations on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.
Date: January 2015
Cost: Approximately $1,800
An additional cost is your round trip ticket to Managua, Nicaragua.
Program Cost Includes
- 14 nights of accommodations in hotels and hostels
Food and water supplies
Transportation to JFK and in country
This amount does not include airfare, passport and visa fees, vaccination costs, tuition, any applicable baggage-handling feeds imposed by the airlines orentrance/exit taxes.
Note: Estimated $300 for personal spending.
This is service learning at its best! Join our team for a full cultural immersion
in health practices and beliefs. Participate in clinics, travel by boat to remote
villages, observe clinical care in a hospital setting, assess children in an
orphanage, practice Spanish and Miskito languages, visit historic sites in
capital city of Managua, and shop in the diverse market in Masaya.
The goal of this service learning course is to provide students with
a full cultural immersion in history, culture, and healthcare in a
developing country. Through participation in actual healthcare clinics,
students will be exposed to the disparities and the functioning of a third
world healthcare system. Using focused areas of interest, students will be
placed in a variety of settings to gain a more complete understanding
of the culture from the indigenous peoples’ perspectives.
Students may be eligible for scholarships available through the TC3 Office of Financial Aid, room 215.
For more information
RN, CNM, MSN, teaches the international health on-site as well as many other nursing courses at TC3. She has been traveling and teaching the Nicaragua service learning trip to TC3 students for the past four years. Contact Paula in room 220, at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4463, or by e-mail.
RN, MSN, has been an assistant professor of nursing at TC3 for the past five years, a nurse for 25 years, and a clinical instructor for the past 10 years. As a Puerto Rican native she is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about international healthcare and the opportunity to support student’s experience abroad. Contact Milagros in room 241, at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4443, or by e-mail.