This program takes place primarily in Santarém, Brazil, providing students with an opportunity to understand healthcare delivery in Amazonian Brazil. Beyond visiting Afro-Brazilian or riverine villages in the Amazon on a medical boat, students will be exposed to the rapidly growing economy of Northern Brazil. Students will complete service activities with Amizade’s community partner, Fundação Esperança. The first week will be spent doing service work at a local partner organization while the second week will be spent on a medical boat travelling along the one of the tributaries of the Amazon river delivering medical services to rural villages. Students will shadow doctors, nurses, dentists, and a pharmacist. Amizade was founded in Brazil in 1994 and has maintained a presence in Santarem since that time.
Applicants accepted on a rolling basis! Apply soon! The program is now closed.
Dates: May 12-26, 2016
Credits: 3 Honors Global Service Learning Credits
For more info, contact Cate Johnson at Cate.Johnson@mail.wvu.edu.