- APPLICATION INFORMATION
If you are interested in this program, please contact Dr. Mary Dahl Maher or Dr. Marie J. Bell directly.
- FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dr. Mary Dahl Maher
Assistant Professor in Nursing & Program Co-Coordinator
Phone: (585) 389-2711
Office: Smyth Hall 283C
Dr. Marie J. Bell
Assistant Clinical Professor in Nursing & Program Co-Coordinator
Phone: (585) 389-2718
Office: Smyth Hall 244D
Dr. Marie Bell with residents of Octavia Waight Centre
Spring Break in Belize
Start planning now for next year!
General Program Description
The Nursing Department sponsors a service-learning project in Belize over Spring Break. Students and faculty have the opportunity to work with the residents of Octavia Waight Centre, a nursing home located in San Ignacio. Under the supervision of faculty, students conduct home health assessments, develop care plans, provide health promotion education and participate in support of residents’ recreational activities.
There is also time to explore the various cultures of Belize with such activities as visiting the Mayan ruins, the Belize Zoo and Butterfly Farm or an adventure on a zip line outing!
Service learning opportunities are scheduled annually during Spring Break, March 10-14, 2014.
Costs and Financial Aid
Costs for the Trip*
The total cost for the trip is expected to be around $1,500-2,000. The cost includes airfare, room and board, and most meals.
*Please note that rates are subject to change.
Applications are due on December 1st of the year preceding the trip.
A valid passport is required.
Students stay in privately arranged housing accommodations.