Study nursing issues in a foreign country
If you're in a Penn State nursing program and you would like to help people abroad, then this nursing elective is for you.
In spring 2020, Penn State Schuylkill is proud to pair with Healthy Niños Honduras for NURS 499, a course that allows students to study nursing issues in foreign countries and also visit and volunteer in the country for one week of the semester. Take advantage of this opportunity to travel to Honduras—serve and learn from native Hondurans!
About the Course
NURS 499 - Foreign Study Nursing will be offered in spring 2020. The course will meet on campus each Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. If the time works for you, but the location does not, this course will also be live streamed each week. Please note that students will not be able to access the course outside of course hours.
About the Trip
Students participating in the trip to Honduras will depart on Saturday, March 7, and return on Saturday, March 14. Completed application and deposit are due December 9, 2019. Participants will work with the Healthy Niños Honduras to assist them with their:
- Nutritional Rehabilitation Center
- Medical, Dental and Construction Brigades
- Micronutrient, Deworming and Vitamin A Promotion
For more information about these programs, click here.
Healthy Niños Honduras Pricing Breakdown
Participating in this service project costs $1000, which covers the following:
- Non-refundable registration fee
- Transportation within Honduras
- Additional assistance (translators, doctors, dentists, assistants, etc.)
- Local recreation
- Exit tax
Your flight will be landing in San Pedro Sula (SAP). A round-trip ticket will cost approximately $900, though prices may vary.
Payments for the above portion of the trip will begin in fall 2018.
In addition to the travel costs above, please consider the following expenditures:
- Passport: $110 - $150 plus passport photographs and administration fees
- Immunizations: $150 - $300
- Transportation to and from the U.S. airport
- Money for souvenirs, if desired
Registering for the Course
Class size is limited for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you have any questions or would like to register for this course, contact Marianne Adam at 570-385-6061 or [email protected].