Program details: Robustly academic and intellectually challenging, this program will introduce students to chronic and acute poverty, development, humanitarian assistance, problems in governance, post-crisis and international emergency response, renewing civil society, and more. Many of these conditions are uniquely fascinating and extraordinary in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Students will meet with NGO, humanitarian, multilateral, and governance professionals who know the facts related not only to Haiti, but those facts in comparison to many other regions and countries in the developing world.
Students who participate in this program will engage in 10 hours of classroom study before the two-week stay in Haiti, and then engage in another week of study upon returning to the United States. Students will produce development strategies and assessments related to specific problems in Haiti. Information Sheet
Tentative dates: April 23 – May 25, 2012; tentative travel dates: April 30 – May 15, 2012.
Program sites: Port-au-Prince and Saint Marc.
Anticipated curriculum: Nursing in Global Perspective (NURS 441G), Nursing for Peace and Justice (NURS 490R), Independent Study in Nursing (NURS 495R), Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies (PJST 3000), Issues in Peace and Justice Studies (PJST 475R), Peace and Justice Studies Capstone (PJST 4900), Philosophy Independent Study (PHIL 490R), Advanced Topics in Philosophy (PHIL 492R), International Organization (POLS 3610), Political Science Independent Study (POLS 490R), Intercultural Relations (SOC 3620), Social Change (SOC 4400), Current Topics in Sociology (SOC 475R), and Sociology Independent Study (SOC 490R).
Estimated participation fee: $1,895. Apply by February 3, 2012, for this price. The program directors are making every effort to secure funding that will reduce the amount of the participation fee.
Participation fee covers: Housing and meals for two weeks in Haiti, in-country transportation, some entry fees, international health insurance.
Participation fee does not cover: Round-trip airfare (approx. $1,000), UVU tuition (approx. $150 per credit hour), immunizations, passport, discretionary spending.
Directors: Gaya Carlton, professor of nursing, 801.863.8195, email@example.com; Michael Minch, associate professor of philosophy and director of peace and justice studies, 801.863.7482, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: February 3, 2012. Submit application, two letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the participation fee will be higher and program space is limited. Application materials are available at the International Center in WB147 or here: Application, Letter of Reference, Program Payment Card, Application Payment Card.
Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to this program, based on eligibility.
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.
Scholarships: UVU will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants. For an application, click here.