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Winter 2018: South Africa/Tanzania NURS
January 02, 2018 - February 01, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/23/2017 4:15 PM - 6:00 PMMcDowell 222
12/08/2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PMTBD
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/16/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room
10/19/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
Students will spend the month of January studying and traveling to South Africa and Tanzania. South Africa is a nation rich in history and known for its diversity in cultures, languages, and religious beliefs. Native peoples, Indians, and Europeans merged on a primitively beautiful area of the world leaving discourse, apartheid, and human suffering in their wake. Presently the nation has begun a democratic and multicultural journey that will set the course of a new South Africa into the 21st century. This study abroad will take the student on a journey that will embrace the cultural diversity of South Africa, explore its breathtaking natural beauty, while engaging the learner in witnessing a changing health care system. Presently there is a newly emerging private sector and a standard government-based public health care system that divides the nation into a two-tiered standard of care. How does this affect the health care of women and children? Students will be able to evaluate health care services, assess needs in high-risk populations, and formulate a plan of action.

Tanzania is an amazing country of unlimited natural beauty and wildlife which is it's most valuable resource. Though it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with many of its people living below the World Bank poverty line. With The Millenium Development Goals Tanzania is striving to make improvements in it's health care delivery system but they remain one of the highest in infant mortality and maternal mortality. This trip will be centered in Arusha which is well known for handling the Rwandan genocide tribunals. With it's lush landscape, views of Kilimanjaro, and close proximity to the World Heritage site of the Sernegeti and Ngorongoro Crater Parks, the stark differences in nature and poverty come head to head.

Students will leave this study abroad knowing that they have made a difference in the lives of the individuals they have cared for in South Africa and Tanzania. While based in Cape Town, service learning sites will include Groote Schuur Hospital, Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Karl Bremer Hospital, and Somerset Hospital with time on the antenatal, labor ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and kangaroo mother care. Rural sites include the Maternity Obstetrical Units that provide health care to women and children. While in Tanzania students will be working in several different hospitals during the day and in the afternoon at Pippi house working with rescued girls from the streets, providing health and sex education. We will also be staying in the Rift Valley working with the Masai Women's Empowerment Project and providing health education to the young girls as well as helping in the clinics.

Cultural excursions in South Africa include the a hike up and majestic view from the top of Table Mountain; visit Cape Point (at the southwesterly corner on the African continent), Robben Island, (the prison where Nelson Mandela spent most of his incarceration). In Tanzania we will have a Maasai guided medicine bush walk, tour of a traditional boma, and experience the traditional dancing of the Maasai. We will end the trip with safari in Kruger National Park as we have to return through Johannesburg (All meals and fees are included on safari)

All students will be housed in comfortable hotels with breakfast included and within walking distance of shops, eating establishments, and banks. In Cape Town, the hotel is located in the center of the historical area within walking distance to museums, shopping, and renowned Greenmarket Square. All accommodations include good air conditioning and are safe and economical. While in Tanzania breakfast and dinner are included and most days lunch as well. There are optional opportunities to spend a day in Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage site and/or a day on Mt. Kilimanjaro at extra cost.

The Program Fee includes accomodations, some meals, group excursions, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Africa, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Cape Town, South Africa. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NURS 411-072: Topics in Healthcare Delivery: Laboring to Deliver (3 credits)
Using a seminar format, students discuss major issues identified in clinical nursing care of the high-risk childbearing woman. Content assists students in integrating scientific and theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. Course focuses on high-risk obstetrical topics, legal and ethical issues, nursing roles, and nursing leadership.
Restrictions: Open to nursing and health studies majors, or by permission of professor. May be repeated for up to nine credit hours.
NURS 412-070: Topics in Healthcare Delivery: Health Care Services for Women and Children in South Africa and Tanzania (3 credits)
Students will explore health care services for women and children in South Africa and Tanzania as compared to the United States. Seminars will include the following topics: multicultural issues surrounding women’s access to health care screening and preventative services, prenatal care, childbirth, newborn follow-up, and pediatric health services. Through a service-learning component students will experience the public sector of the health-care system first hand and provide care or educational services that will address the needs of these women and children.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Service learning
Restrictions: Open to nursing and health studies majors, or by permission of professor. May be repeated for up to nine credit hours.
UNIV 370-135: Study Abroad - South Africa/Tanzania NURS (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,192.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$5,550.00$5,550.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,808.00$11,556.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,192.00$2,192.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 24, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Lisa McBeth
Faculty Director
School of Nursing
301A McDowell Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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