Latin American Practicum Info Session with Brookline Sister City Summer project in Quezalguaque, Nicaragua
- 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013
- 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013
- L201, BU School of Medicine
A 6 week Brookline Sister City Summer project in Quezalguaque, Nicaragua starting in early or mid June- early August. This practicum builds on earlier BU Public Health School projects based on water sanitation and home health worker education. Students need to be fluent in Spanish, be willing to live in a rustic setting, pay for their flight (about $700), room and board ($55 a week) and other miscellaneous expenses. (about $2000 total) Brookline sister city will pay for expenses for the project, and hire local college students from Quezalguaque to guide the students around and help them with the projects. Peter Moyer MD, former director of the Emergency Dept. at BMC will be the BU faculty member and be with the students for the 1st week. He will supervise the students by telephone after that. Another person might come down for a week in the middle. This practicum expects the students to research public health behavior change campaigns and research home health workers in the spring. We plan to meet about monthly to plan the intervention. Students may need to coordinate with students from other schools in this project.