Tentative Travel Dates: April 24-May 7, 2020 (Dates are subject to change based on airfare)
Participants will visit South Africa and participate in service learning projects in their specific program areas, students will work side-by-side with Doctors and nurses in hospitals and clinics, Daycare Centers, and dental home care visits. This multi-disciplinary project will actively engage students in projects teaching them to problem solve in a variety of international cultural situations. Visit beaches, Kei River, nature reserves, and Nelson Mandela’s house. Open to Nursing, Physical Therapy, Early Childhood, and Dental Assistant students.
To be eligible you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be in compliance with department and college policies and free of disciplinary action or progressive discipline action
- Have or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport by January/February 2020
Successful candidates will have the social maturity to represent the U.S. and Gateway abroad, work well in a team environment, and be able to handle uncertainty.
Additional eligibility requirements for STUDENTS:
- Be declared in the Nursing, Physical Therapy, Early Childhood, or Dental Assistant Program.
- Have completed 6 credits
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) in declared program
- Be able to provide two (2 letters of recommendation from Gateway faculty)
- Be available for an interview in November 2019
Successful candidates will work well in a team environment, have the social maturity to represent the U.S. and Gateway abroad, and be able to meet deadlines.