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1 GUADALAJARA, MEXICO CSU STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2011 By Colleen Walters CSU Nursing Student

2 CSU NURSING STUDENT IN MEXICO Every day in Guadalajara, Mexico, was an adventure as I acquired more skill in speaking the Spanish language, knowledge of Mexican culture and the opportunity to practice nursing. I discovered dominant cultural characteristics with individual variations, proof that cultural competence is a continuous learning process and an open mind is essential. We visited several health services in the city of Guadalajara and in the modest town of Juanacatlan, our group was invited to host a health fair, presenting much needed health information to the population; over 200 attended. This was truly a phenomenal experience that has given me a global perspective of healthcare and nursing.

3 UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA, CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS PARA EXTRANJEROS (CEPE) Clayton State students and faculty 1 st day in Guadalajara. Orientation to CEPE and host families.

4 SPAN 4999 SPANISH FOR SOCIAL SERVICES BY DR. KHEDIJA GADHOUM COURSE OBJECTIVES: The enhancement of Spanish vocabulary for the delivery of social services to Mexicans and Latinos in the U.S.A The development of written and verbal proficiency in the use of Spanish vocabulary for social services. The comprehension of cultural issues through Spanish language in regard to how needs are defined and presented locally. The learning of basic conversational skills necessary for relationship building. The realization of profesional interviews in order to assess theoretical concepts with accurate research and documentation. The integration of knowledge to social service situations using critical thinking skills. The development of self-awareness as a tool for profesional practice and growth, with particular emphasis on cross-cultural competence.

5 SCHOOL FOR BLIND GIRLS OF GUADALAJARA

6 HOSPITAL CIVIL DE GUADALAJARA DR. JUAN I. MENCHACA

7 MUDAC – CHILDREN WITH CANCER

8 BOYS ORPHANAGE IN GUADALAJARA

9 LA FUNDACION DE ANTONIO MOLINA ALFARO (AMA) – WOMEN CRISIS CENTER Provides medical, psychological and legal services to women suffering domestic violence. Plans to build a safe-house outside city in Juanacatlan, taking needed health services to the area. dex/home.html dex/home.html

10 CSU HOST HEALTH FAIR IN JUANACATLAN MEXICO WITH CEPE & AMA

11 SELF-BREAST EXAMS BY COLLEEN WALTERS CSU NURSING STUDENT

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13 NUTRITION & HYGIENE BY SHARI PERRY CSU NURSING STUDENT

14 SELF-TESTICULAR EXAMS BY JUSTIN POLLARD CSU NURSING STUDENT

15 HEALTHY COMMUNICATION BY KYLE FLOWERS CSU ENGLISH MAJOR

16 DENTAL HEALTH BY PATRICIA HERON CSU BIOLOGY MAJOR & RENEE BAPTIST GEORGIA STATE

17 GRACIAS AMA, CEPE & CSU.


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