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.
During certain spring semesters, Penn State Schuylkill partners 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 abroad while serving and learning from native Hondurans.
About the Course
The course meets on campus once a week, and the class session is livestreamed for students who cannot attend classes in-person at Penn State Schuylkill. 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 travel together as a class during spring break. 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 an estimated $1,200 (fee varies by year), 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). The cost for a round-trip ticket is the responsibility of the student and not included with course fees.
In addition to the travel costs above, please consider the following expenditures:
- Passport plus passport photographs and administration fees
- 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].