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  • Locations: Port de Paix, Haiti
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Religious Studies (REL)
Minimum Required GPA: 2 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: Service Learning College Designation: CHPA
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
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Overview

The purpose of this program is to expand MSU’s Vision Screening project to another school in Haiti (we began the project in Haiti last Spring Break), to experience Haitian culture, to observe religion, to observe Haitian healthcare and to participate in global community engagement. We purpose to enable under-served (or not served at all) Haitians to see more clearly and to enable students to more clearly see the status of a developing country, needs of others and their own ability to make a difference.

Program Fee: $2,390

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
  • Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • BMS 300 (Service Learning) (1)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • REL 399 (1-3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Contact:
Lora Hobbs
Department of Religious Studies
LoraHobbs@MissouriState.edu

Itinerary

Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Informational Meeting
TBD TBD: Active Citizen Continuum
TBD TBD: Social Change and Eco Agriculture
TBD TBD: Final Meeting
 
Program Itinerary   
March 9 Depart Springfield for Florida
March 10 Depart Florida for Haiti
March 11 Observe Haitian Church Service, Orientation, Hiking, Walk on the Beach
March 12- 15 Morning Time (8:00 AM- 2:00 PM):
School day: Vision Screening & Data Collection, Construction, & Teaching Assistance
  Afternoon Activities (2:00 PM- 6:00 PM)
Tour Residence Hospital, Tour Downtown Port de Paix, Visit Student's Home and Family, Opportunity to Tour One Hospital and Possibly Shadow Haitian Doctors or Nurses.
Possible Afternoon Activities:
  • Sunday- Hiking
  • Monday- Downtown, Haitian History Lesson
  • Tuesday- Visit House of Hope, Tour La Pointe Hospital
  • Wednesday- Visit with or Shadow Haitian Medical Staff/ Visit City and Government Hospital
  • Thursday- Visit Student's Homes, Shopping 
March 16 Bus Ride From Port au Prince to Port de Paix, Depart Haiti to Florida
March 17 Depart Florida for Springfield
 
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Coffee & Change

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

Scholarships:
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.

Policies

Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.




This program is currently not accepting applications.