Apply to Participate
Important June 2013 Trip Information:
- Application Due Date is 31 December, 2012.
- We will schedule interviews the week of January 7 – 14 and acceptance letters will be emailed by the end of January.
- There are approximately 10 undergraduate, 3 graduate/NP and 2 doctoral slots available.
- The number of non-student slots depends on the number of students who apply and the specialty medical needs of the team.
- Travel dates: tentatively mid-June through end of June 2013.
- Student applicants: Preference will be given to students who have completed (or will complete prior to travel) NU 226 Fundamentals, NU 314 Adult Health I, and NU 344/644 Global Health Perspectives: Exploring the Intersection of Equity, Economics and Culture.
- Student travelers are responsible for their own airfare. (approximately $2,000) A deposit of $500 is due at the time students are accepted for the trip, and the remaining balance is due when the tickets are purchased. We will have a few partial scholarships, the number and amount of scholarships is dependent on Fall 2012 fundraising.
- Non-student team members are responsible for airfare, accommodations and in-country transportation costs. (Approximately $2,500.00) A deposit of $500 is due at the time travelers are accepted for the trip and the remaining balance is due when the tickets are purchased.
- You must have a current passport as of April 1, 2013 and have completed your immunizations by May 1, 2013.
- Students with a foreign passport must work with the Heart and Sole administrative team as soon as they are accepted to obtain a travel visa from the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC.
- Students with a US passport will obtain their visa at the airport in Kenya. Do NOT seek a visa independently.
- Accommodations are modest but clean, screening locations are rural, and travel conditions are rigorous.
- Participation in the project is a year-long commitment. If selected to be a team member you must commit to attending ALL orientations/trainings, and participate in fundraising.
- Every traveler is expected to raise $500 which will be used to purchase medical supplies and medication and offset in-country travel/accommodations.
- Team members are expected to participate in 2 fundraising events.
- Orientation: Sunday February 10, 2013
- Training Session: Saturday April 27, 2013
- Packing/supply session: Last week in May. Exact date to be determined.
- One post-travel meeting within 3 weeks of returning to the US. Date to be determined.
What can you expect if you participate? Hard work, long days, lost sleep, financial sacrifice, and a totally awesome, life-changing experience. To understand this paradox a bit better – and understand what you are getting yourself into – please read the stories of past trips and student reflections posted on the website.
If after browsing the website you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.
Email: Jacob Kariuki (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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