The UB School of Nursing offers a winter session service learning trip to Belize. This interactive experience prepares students to care for the global population and examine factors that contribute to health disparities and their impact on the global community, encouraging students to further develop the skills of advocacy, collaboration, cultural competency and ethical decision-making.
Location: Central America, east coast
Size: 8,800 sq mi (22,800 sq km)
Official Language: English
Other Languages: Kriol (Belizean Creole), Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish, Maya
The Belize experience takes place in January during the winter break. Students meet on campus the week prior to departure to review preparations for this experience. Students will complete a daily journal for this experience and upon returning to the United States, students will present a group video project. This final presentation may be presented through remote access/videoconferencing.
*Students responsible for: round-trip airfare | airport departure tax | one meal per day | personal expenses | passport fees | evacuation & health insurance [Approximate total: $1,500]
Application is now open for the January 7-15, 2017 winter session experience.
At the time of application $285 which includes $85 application fee + $200 deposit are due (both are non-refundable).
The remaining payment totaling $1680 is due in two subsequent installments.
$840 is due on November 8 and $840 is due on December 8, 2016.
To apply for the program or for additional information please
contact Jana Blaha at 716-829-3221 or Jblaha@buffalo.edu.
Clinical Assistant Professors Jennifer Guay and Joann Sands will host an informational meeting for those with interest in the Belize 2017 trip:
Date: October 3, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Wende Hall, 4th floor Skills Lab