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  • Locations: Bratislava, Slovakia; Krakow, Poland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


BratislavaFollowing decades of both Nazi and Soviet rule, Slovakia has emerged as a rapidly developing independent European nation rich in cultural heritage.  While only twice the size of New Hampshire, Slovakia is geographically diverse with high mountains in the north, low mountains in the center, hills, and lush river valleys.  Most of the population in Slovakia is ethnically Slovak (85%), with Hungarians and Roma being the predominant cultural minorities.


Program Design

This unique service-learning program is structured to provide you with a rich introduction to Slovakia and a special emphasis on the Roma community with a side trips to the beautiful cities of Vienna (Austria), Krakow (Poland), the Danube River, High Tatras Mountains, and historic castles. 

Slovakia 1This course satisfies all requirements for the N455 Community Health Nursing practicum course.  The online portion of this course will be offered May 21st through June 30th, 2018, with travel and PRACTICUM HOURS completed June 8th-18th, 2018 in Slovakia, Austria, and Poland.  Led by Janet Reilly and Becky Hovarter (Nursing faculty), you will participate in presentations and discussions with Slovak/Roma guest speakers to better understand the cultural, social, and health issues within the vulnerable Roma population in Slovakia. 

You will complete all required PRACTICUM HOURS during this travel, while practicing population-based nursing interventions within the Roma community and clinic settings. In addition, you will plan and teach a disease prevention or health promotion topic within the Roma community with populations of children, elderly, and those with chronic illnesses.  Lastly, you will explore alternative and community health care settings in Slovakia and Krakow, Poland, such as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp. 

There is no additional enrollment or tuition due for the online portion of this course.  Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to enroll, pay the application fee, and complete the practicum pre-requisites by the deadline (March 1st, 2017).  Students must successfully complete the N454 Community Health Nursing theory course before summer 2018. 

Program Dates:  June 8th- 18th, 2018


Participants will stay in shared double hotel rooms for the duration of the program. slovakia M14 4

This program is currently not accepting applications.