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1 SUMMER ELECTIVE OPPORTUNITIES Class of 2017 Contact Information KIMBERLY CONNELLY 4016 Student Center 913/ Cell

2 Will you choose THE ROAD NOT TAKEN ? Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

3 SUMMER INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE PREPARATION TIMELINE FALL 2013 EXPLORE your options Contact International Programs –Indicate your location of interest –Create a budget including the cost of travel, tuition (if earning credit), VISA, passport, lodging, transportation, meals and personal items –Download application packet at Apply for the experience –Meet with your Academic Advisor (if earning credit) and get advisor signature on the application –Make contact/introduce yourself to the location/ submit application if necessary Apply for your passport –Submit a color copy of your passport to International Programs at SPRING 2014 (4-6 MONTHS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE) Make an appointment with Student Health for immunizations, prophylaxis, etc., and to obtain signature on application. Submit completed International Experience application with all signatures to International Programs at Get your VISA (if applicable) –Submit a color copy to International Programs at Make your travel arrangements –Submit your itinerary to International Programs at 1-4 MONTHS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE Attend one required Health and Safety Meeting Register with Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step/https://step.state.gov/step/ Read the Travel Tips specific to your educational experience destination Read the PRE-DEPARTURE SUGGESTIONS Read the PROBLEM SOLVERS Read and travel with the SAFETY ABROAD BROCHURE Sign and submit the Waiver of Liability form Submit Health Insurance information or complete the Lewer Agency Health Insurance form and submit $25 to the Office of International Programs Be sure that all necessary paperwork has been submitted and received by International Programs: –Application –Color copy of your passport –Color copy of your VISA (if applicable) –Emergency Contact Form –Flight and travel itinerary –Waiver of Liability

4 Spanish and Clinical Opportunities Ecuador : (www.interhealthsouthamerica.net)www.interhealthsouthamerica.net –Limited number –Applications through Dr. Wedemeyer via –June 29-July APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM Because emphasis is placed on group-oriented and service processes with significant interaction among those taking part, director Don Wedemeyer is attentive that all aspects of the program will meet goals and objectives of individual participants. For this reason he discusses program details in depth by telephone with each prospective applicant. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES 1. Current health professions student or resident physician 2. Interest in taking part in international education programs in a group context 3. No previous study of Spanish language required Interhealth South America Holly Drive USF Tampa, Florida

5 Spanish and Clinical Opportunities Nicaragua: – Limited number – Applications through Sara Pirtle at UNMC –Spanish immersion; primary & community health in a developing country –PHASE 1 June1- June 29, 2014 Phase II Course Description: This course provides one week of Spanish language review (private instruction) in León at a Spanish bilingual school, followed by three weeks of clinical experience at medical facilities in the León region. Lectures and field trips will supplement the clinical experience. Program Coordinators: Angelina Delgado, MD, MPH; Sara E. Pirtle, MBA and selected members of the medical faculty of UCAN. Ms. Pirtle is the Coordinator of International Health & Medical Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Delgado is a Nicaraguan primary care physician and the onsite course coordinator. Requirements: Preference is given to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Targeted number of participants per course: six to fourteen participants in Phase I; two to six participants in Phase II. Housing: Homestay with a Nicaraguan family. Costs: $2,550 will cover Spanish language instruction, program lectures, homestay with a Nicaraguan family, most meals, airport pickup, housing during field trips, ground transportation, and most miscellaneous program fees. Not included: airfare, meals during the weekends and field trips, required texts, personal expenses, and some miscellaneous costs. For additional information contact: International Health & Medical Education University of Nebraska Medical Center Applications available at

6 Other Opportunities CFHI: Child and Family Health International – Currently working with NUTERA --possible hospital/clinic sites opening up in Colombia, Costa Rica and Barbados Your own site: please come talk with me; You cannot go to countries that are on the US State Department Travel Warning List

7 IMPORTANT you need to complete the application; If you are going out of the country on ANY program, you need to complete the application; You will need to turn in all of the required documentation; You will need to attend a required Health and Safety meeting offered every second Friday of the month 2-3 pm in Calkins Conference Room, G005 Orr Major.


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