University of New Mexico (UNM): San Ramon - UNM OTGP Planting Hope Service Learning Program in Nicaragua

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  • Location(s): Nicaragua
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad
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**Participation is open only to current students admitted to either the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program.  Program approval is required.** The Planting Hope Service Learning Program is provided through collaboration between UNM Occupational T... read more

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Great way to see disability and therapy in other cultures and immerse myself in another culture as much as I could. The program is so supportive and encouraging of your growth as a student and future practicioner. I grew and changed from this experience and you cannot completey explain the experience without trying it for yousel... - University of New Mexico View Entire Review

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**Participation is open only to current students admitted to either the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program.  Program approval is required.** 

The Planting Hope Service Learning Program is provided through collaboration between UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program and Planting Hope in Nicaragua.  The focus of this service learning program will be working with children with disabilities and their families in the small town of San Ramon. 

For more information, please contact Heidi Sanders at HSanders@salud.unm.edu.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring Break
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Human Services
  • Special Education
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In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas. Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.

$500-1,000

Deadlines:
Fall Semester or Academic Year: April 15 Spring Semester or Calendar Year: October 15 Summer: March 15 Spring Break: February 1 Winter Break: November 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
You are eligible to apply if you are: An undergraduate, degree-seeking UNM student; In good academic standing at UNM; Planning to participate in an approved UNM study abroad program, such as international exchange, short-term or faculty-led international course, intensive language study, independent study, international internship, service-learning program, etc; Able to demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants studying in non-English speaking countries. Grants may not be deferred; if you are awarded a grant but decide to postpone your study abroad, you will have to submit a new grant application.

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