Testimonials from Past Participants: "It was a great experience that expanded my view of the world as well as myself."
"The most rewarding part of this program was getting to build relationships with Stevenson students that I had never met before this trip, as well as bonding with the students from USFQ. I love being able to talk to international students and compare our daily lives and our school systems and things like that because any chance to meet a student from another country is so eye opening."
Participants will take ONE of the following courses:
CHEM 206 Herbal Medicines and Remedies (3 credits)
Examine the cultural and medical aspects of local herbal remedies in the highlands and cloud forest of Ecuador. Hosted by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), students will learn about local traditions and visit historic sites as well as gain field experience. Activities will include visits to traditional healers, lectures from indigenous medicine experts, cloud forest hikes to visit sacred trees, bird-watching treks, exploring the local markets, and visits to sites of historical and cultural significance. Fulfills SEE Scientific Reasoning Laboratory (SR-L) requirement Course Prerequisites: ENG 150, 151 or 153 and placement into MATH 135 or above
NURS 450Global Health Perspectives (2 credits)
Discover global health first-hand with this travel course to Ecuador! This unique opportunity allows nursing students to travel internationally, examine the healthcare delivery system of a foreign country, and closely evaluate the health status of populations from a global perspective. Contrast the care available at local public and private hospitals, learn about the indigenous medical practices, and dive into the aspects of life that dictate health and drive governmental health initiatives - all while experiencing South American life! Course Prerequisites: Nursing student, minimum sophomore standing
While in Quito participants will stay in a hotel in Cumbayá, where the Universidad San Francisco de Quito is located. In the cloud forest (Maquipucuna) the group will stay in a lodge.
Daily breakfast is provided in the accommodations, as well as most meals (as indicated in itinerary).
CHEM 206 Herbal Medicines and Remedies (3 credits) OR
NURS 450 Global Health Perspectives (2 credits) Cost: $3,850
Includes academic credit (if enrolled in 12-15 SU credits in Fall 2019), round-trip international airfare (from BWI), Quito airport transfers, housing, most meals, excursions (cloud forest, medical facilities, indigenous and agrarian communities, etc.), guides, international health/evacuation insurance, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.
Additional costs include any meals not listed as included on itinerary, U.S. airport transfers, passport (if don't already have), tips, and personal expenses.
Application requires $250 non-refundable deposit by October 1, 2019. Remainder of cost is due by Winterim/Spring 2020 payment deadlines in mid-December 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: Stevenson University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including cost adjustments, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Travel courses are subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. Confirmation of application status will be communicated after the application deadline.
Withdrawals/Refunds: Upon submitting application and deposit, participants are considered committed and responsible for the full cost of the travel course should they be accepted. Should a participant wish to withdraw their application for any reason after acceptance, only recoverable expenses may be refunded (which vary according to date of withdrawal). Stevenson University withdrawal and drop/add deadlines do not apply.