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Short Term Abroad

“Traveling allows you to be a storyteller.” - Unknown

Short term study abroad provides you with an easy way to obtain course credit while broadening your global perspective. Short Term Study Abroad (STSA) opportunities are available through Alverno as course offerings per semester. Courses begin with in-class study in preparation for a 10-14 day trip abroad. Courses offered vary from semester to semester.

Courses offered in Fall 2015

INS 301 People, Culture and Society: Vietnam

Instructors: Jeana Abromeit, Russel Brooker

You will explore the history, language, culture, religions and politics of Vietnam as through a two week immersion experience with the people and citizens of Vietnam. In-class study of Vietnamese history will focus on life since 1880 and address some of the political and social affects of the civil war from 1945-1975. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice elementary Vietnamese language and study the religions of Vietnam through a rich, cultural lens.

Travel Dates: December 27, 2015-January 10, 2016

Alverno alums and others who are interested may also participate in the short-term study abroad courses. Please contact the IIC (judeen.schulte@alverno.edu) for more information.

N 391 Cultural Perspectives in Health Care: Jamaica (Waitlist Only Currently)

Instructors: Luanne Wielichowski, Margaret Rauschenberger

You will be assessing cultural health care practices through an immersion experience in Jamaica and through in-class preparation for the trip. You'll examine the shared belief systems and norms of Jamaica while expanding your cultural competence abilities. You will enhance your practice of professional nursing by exploring the relationship between culture and health. By observing the various health care delivery systems of Jamaica, you can determine the impact of the host culture's health care delivery system in meeting people's needs within the cachement/service area.

Travel Dates: January 1 - 9, 2016

Alverno alums and others who are interested may also participate in the short-term study abroad courses. Please contact the IIC (judeen.schulte@alverno.edu) for more information.

MSN 627 Advanced Nursing Practicum: Belize

Instructor: Kristin Wroblewski

Exerience Belizean culture through the cultural health care practices and understand the belief systems and norms as they apply to nursing. You will rely on your knowledge and skills in providing medical care in a country where resources are limited. By doing so, you will push your understanding of advanced practice to a new level. Through your understanding of the history, culture, people, environment and health care system, you will increase your cultural sensitivity and connect with many wonderful patients.

Travel Dates: December 7 - 18, 2015

Alverno alums and others who are interested may also participate in the short-term study abroad courses. Please contact the IIC (judeen.schulte@alverno.edu) for more information.

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