SUMMER ELECTIVE OPPORTUNITIES Class of 2017 Contact Information KIMBERLY CONNELLY 4016 Student Center 913/588-1480 Cell 816-668-6414 firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you chooseTHE ROAD NOT TAKEN? Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claimBecause it was grassy and wanted wear,Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to wayI doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
SUMMERINTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE PREPARATION TIMELINE FALL 2013 • EXPLORE your options • Contact International Programs • Indicate your location of interest • Create a budget including the cost of travel, tuition (if earning credit), VISA, passport, lodging, transportation, meals and personal items • Download application packet at www.kumc.edu/international-programs.html • Apply for the experience • Meet with your Academic Advisor (if earning credit) and get advisor signature on the application • Make contact/introduce yourself to the location/ submit application if necessary • Apply for your passport • Submit a color copy of your passport to International Programs at email@example.com SPRING 2014 (4-6 MONTHS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE) • Make an appointment with Student Health for immunizations, prophylaxis, etc., and to obtain signature on application. • Submit completed International Experience application with all signatures to International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org • Get your VISA (if applicable) • Submit a color copy to International Programs at email@example.com • Make your travel arrangements • Submit your itinerary to International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org 1-4 MONTHS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE • Attend one required Health and Safety Meeting • Register with Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step/ • Read the Travel Tips specific to your educational experience destination • Read the PRE-DEPARTURE SUGGESTIONS • Read the PROBLEM SOLVERS • Read and travel with the SAFETY ABROAD BROCHURE • Sign and submit the Waiver of Liability form • Submit Health Insurance information or complete the Lewer Agency Health Insurance form and submit $25 to the Office of International Programs • Be sure that all necessary paperwork has been submitted and received by International Programs: • Application • Color copy of your passport • Color copy of your VISA (if applicable) • Emergency Contact Form • Flight and travel itinerary • Waiver of Liability
Spanish and Clinical Opportunities • Ecuador: (www.interhealthsouthamerica.net) • Limited number • Applications through Dr. Wedemeyer via e-mail • June 29-July 26 2014 APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM Because emphasis is placed on group-oriented and service processes with significant interaction among those taking part, director Don Wedemeyer is attentive that all aspects of the program will meet goals and objectives of individual participants. For this reason he discusses program details in depth by telephone with each prospective applicant. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES 1. Current health professions student or resident physician 2. Interest in taking part in international education programs in a group context 3. No previous study of Spanish language required Interhealth South America 30404 Holly Drive USF Tampa, Florida 33620 813-425-2096 dwedemeyer@InterhealthSA.net http://InterhealthSA.net
Spanish and Clinical Opportunities • Nicaragua: • Limited number • Applications through Sara Pirtle at UNMC • Spanish immersion; primary & community health in a developing country • PHASE 1 June1- June 29, 2014 Phase II Course Description: This course provides one week of Spanish language review (private instruction) in León at a Spanish bilingual school, followed by three weeks of clinical experience at medical facilities in the León region. Lectures and field trips will supplement the clinical experience. Program Coordinators: Angelina Delgado, MD, MPH; Sara E. Pirtle, MBA and selected members of the medical faculty of UCAN. Ms. Pirtle is the Coordinator of International Health & Medical Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Delgado is a Nicaraguan primary care physician and the onsite course coordinator. Requirements: Preference is given to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Targeted number of participants per course: six to fourteen participants in Phase I; two to six participants in Phase II. Housing: Homestay with a Nicaraguan family. Costs: $2,550 will cover Spanish language instruction, program lectures, homestay with a Nicaraguan family, most meals, airport pickup, housing during field trips, ground transportation, and most miscellaneous program fees. Not included: airfare, meals during the weekends and field trips, required texts, personal expenses, and some miscellaneous costs. For additional information contact: International Health & Medical Education University of Nebraska Medical Center 402 559 6414 Applications availableat http://www.unmc.edu/ihme
Other Opportunities • CFHI: Child and Family Health International – www.cfhi.org • Currently working with NUTERA --possible hospital/clinic sites opening up in Colombia, Costa Rica and Barbados • Your own site: please come talk with me; You cannot go to countries that are on the US State Department Travel Warning List
IMPORTANT • If you are going out of the country on ANY program, you need to complete the application; • You will need to turn in all of the required documentation; • You will need to attend a required Health and Safety meeting offered every second Friday of the month 2-3 pm in Calkins Conference Room, G005 Orr Major.