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Haiti: International Health Experience - Spring Break
Léogane, Haiti (Outgoing Program)
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Spring Break 2019 01/15/2019
Rolling Admission 03/16/2019 03/24/2019

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Program Name: Haiti: International Health Experience - Spring Break Country: Haiti
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: Caribbean, Central America
Term: Spring Break City: Léogane
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Academic Fields Available: Education, Health Sciences and Health Professions
Program Description:
Program Description:

About the Haiti: International Health Experience - Spring Break Program 

Participants of this program will be able to engage in community work that is health, educational and socially-driven.  Opportunities will be given to participate in hands-on activities at the local hospital, resident homes, local school that is entirely donation-supported (K-12) and orphanage.  Students of any major can participate in these activities, but those from nursing, social work, health sciences, childhood education and French majors are especially encouraged.  A large portion of the program costs is used to provide financial aid to the community residents in Leogane directly.

This faculty-led, 2 crediteducational experience is the perfect opportunity for students to help make a difference in the world.  

For any inquires please contact the faculty leader, Dr. Jennifer Smalls at
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Participants will housed on the secured campus of the Episcopal University of Haiti in Leogane (FSIL) in either the guesthouse (accommodates 25 guests) or in FSIL student dorms within 100 yards of the guesthouse.  Up to 5 students will share a room that is air-conditioned and has private bathroom facilities with shower.  The lodging sites are enclosed on the secured campus with a locked gate and guards.  No one is allowed entrance on the premises without proper authorization.  Meals are provided for participants by the guesthouse/FSIL staff.


Fees for the Winter Haiti: International Health Experience Spring Break Program

Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Spring Break 2019) : $2,558.34
Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Spring Break 2019) paid full-time tuition : $2,525.38

The Cost of the Program includes:
  • Tuition (2 credits)
  • SUNY International Health Insurance
  • Campus-specific fees (college and technology fees)
  • Program acceptance fee
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Local transportation
  • Hotel accommodations (in shared rooms)
  • Most meals, and
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services

The cost of the program does not include:
  • Transportation to/from Haiti
  • Passport
  • Additional meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Airline luggage fees
  • Miscellaneous expenses (this includes entertainment, internet, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)

The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Financial aid applies towards fees.

**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
***The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.

Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.


Course Description
This program will help current and future professionals develop their ability to manage complex problems in diverse international environments.  The goal is to allow participants to develop their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in a global health-learning environment.   This learning experience will give nurses, faculty, students, and other healthcare providers an opportunity to develop cultural sensitivity and global awareness through active problem solving in real life scenarios. Through reviewing key health care principles and evidence-based practice in the developing country, participants will be stretched as they participate in the management of care of clients with limited resources in a diverse setting.  This experience is open to all disciplines.  It is designated for liberal arts elective credit.  For traditional nursing students, this course fulfills the required 2-credit community health clinical hours course (NUR 445).  RN-to-BSN students can use this experience for their community epidemiology service learning projects in NUR 472 or to fulfill the leadership experience in NUR 451.

Course Objectives
  • To provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the cultures and customs of Haiti.
  • Develop strategies to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for underserved people groups.
  • Identify personal gaps in global awareness.
  • Develop a personal plan for enhancing critical thinking skills with limited resources.
  • Be an effective team player while analyzing difference healthcare systems.
  • Enhance professional competencies through the use of lifelong learning principles.
  • Synthesize the current evidence-based practices in healthcare in diverse settings.Clinical Objectives:
  • Integrate theories and concepts of nursing, liberal arts, sciences, and humanities into professional nursing practice.
  • Utilize the nursing process to provide holistic care through primary, secondary, and tertiary preventions with clients in a variety of health care settings.
  • Engage in evidence-based practice in the care of clients.
  • Collaborate with individuals, families, and interdisciplinary team members to promote optimal client stability.
  • Integrate skills of critical thinking, management, and leadership to promote client wellness to improve health care delivery.
  • Evaluate nursing care outcomes within the context of client’s values.
Haiti 2019 Syllabus.pdf



March 16 - March 24, 2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.