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PSU Faculty-Led Nicaragua - Capstone: Global Aging and Health: Enhancing Communities in Nicaragua (Outgoing Program) Featured
- Locations: Multiple, Nicaragua
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This multidisciplinary, six-credit program has two components: (1) spring term pre-travel project preparation and classroom learning; and (2) a two-week service-learning experience in Nicaragua (June 20 - July 1, 2018). Students and faculty will focus on service-learning activities in the areas of public health and community development related to aging and older adults in Nicaragua.
While in Nicaragua, students will develop and refine their projects, meet with numerous community partners – e.g., program administrators, caregivers, and residents in homes for older adults – and they will conduct projects coordinated by community partners in the U.S. and Nicaragua. The projects are focused on training and education related to aging, asset-based community development, and improving the quality of life of older adults and their communities during the two-week visit to Nicaragua.
The course and larger program are part of a university-community partnership between the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation, PSU’s Institute on Aging, and PSU’s Education Abroad. Additional collaborators include non-governmental organizations and educational and governmental institutions in the U.S. and Nicaragua.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Hannah Fischer|
|Get Started||Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Faculty Leaders||Dr. Margaret Neal, Director, Institute on Aging, and Professor, School of Community Health
Dr. Alan DeLaTorre, Program Coordinator and Research Associate, Institute on Aging
6/20/18 - 7/1/18 (Course meets during spring term and travels in summer.)
|Areas of Study||
|Required Pre-Departure Meetings||Yes. Course meets during spring term on campus.|
|Capstone Option||Yes - 6 credits|
|Credits||Students enroll in 6 graduate or undergraduate credits.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||Spanish|
|Housing||Hotel / Hostel|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||Undergrad: 2.75
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required; however, Spanish-language skills are helpful and preferred. While non-Spanish speakers are welcome and encouraged to apply, the program seeks at least a one-to-one parity between Spanish- and English-speaking students.|
|Interview||You will be contacted following the deadline to schedule an interview.|
This course is offered as a six-credit spring term course. Program travel will take place at the beginning of summer (June 20 - July 1, 2018). During spring term, students will meet for separate Global Aging seminar coursework and Service-Learning group workshops (dates and time are TBD). Additionally, all participants will attend a mandatory Education Abroad orientation (dates and time TBD).
Freshman, sophomore, undergrad not taking the course for a Capstone: PHE 562 & PHE 563
Junior or senior enrolled in Capstone: UNST 421
Graduate student: PHE 562 & PHE 563
Brownbag Information Sessions:
Contact: Margaret Neal: firstname.lastname@example.org | 503.725.5145
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