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]