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Haiti Service Learning Project
This program is ONLY open to UAlbany EOP students!
Read about the inaugural service learning study abroad program here, where sixteen UAlbany students and chaperones traveled to Haiti for a week in May 2010, just five months after the earthquake: http://www.albany.edu/news/13824.php.
This study abroad option is intended for UAlbany EOP students interested in making a difference in the lives of Haitian young people.
EOP students in all majors with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible. Students with a lower GPA should consult with us about whether or not to apply. Students should be prepared to adapt to the living conditions in today's Haiti.
Space in this study abroad option is limited. Your participation is subject to review of your application by both, EOP staff and the Center for International Education and Global Strategy.
Students will engage in service learning projects for up to 6 credits to be created both independently and in conjunction with the needs of FILSECCAM. The credits and grades for this program will be assigned in accordance with University at Albany policies.
General Education Information for UAlbany students: Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
Albany hosts a general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program. Monette and her staff will serve as experienced resources for solving problems for students while overseas.
Housing is provided in a small dormitory with shared rooms where students experience everyday life in Haiti. Our host does not want us to lose track of the goal, which is to be close to the Haitian people, sympathize, and offer support. The arrangements are comfortable, from a middle-class Haitian point of view.
Please click here to view or download the most recent estimate of costs: 2014 Cost Estimate for Haiti
For more information on Haiti we suggest visiting the following websites:CDC Health Information for Travelers to Haiti
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