Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Oaxaca, Mexico; Teotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico;
- Program Terms: Fall Semester
- Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
- Dates / Deadlines
This practicum is associated with multiple courses and highlights meanings and expressions of health, illness, caring, and healing transculturally. The focus of this practicum is on the cultural traditions found in Oaxaca, Mexico with specific attention to the Zapotec traditions honoring El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). This faculty-led practicum will introduce students to fundamental skills of Transcultural Nursing. The travel dates are chosen to offer students the opportunity to experience El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) in which communities celebrate and grieve the loss of departed family and community members. The rituals of the Day of the Dead are meant to lovingly remember relatives and give a sacred honoring to human existence. Emphasis is on the meaning of rituals and the healing of ceremonies. Students are offered a wide variety of experiences to learn from the people of Oaxaca how health and healing are created and sustained in community. There is an interesting emphasis on both death and birth during this practicum, as Oaxacans easily see the thin space (or veil) between life and death.
For more information about this program, please contact the faculty leaders:
Dr. Deb Schuhmacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lisa Van-Getson: email@example.com
Program Dates: October 26-November 3, 2018
Faculty & Staff: Dr. Deb Schuhmacher and Dr. Lisa Van-Getson
Academic Calendar: Fall Semester 2018
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: Mexican Peso
Population of Mexico: 127.5 Million
PRACTICUM: TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH CARE IN OAXACA, MEXICO: NUR500, NUR505, NUR530, NUR541, NUR702, and NUR732
NOTE: Practicum participants must complete both course registration and registration with Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience by August 20, 2018.
Students will be staying at Hotel Casa Arnel in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Three meals a day in Mexico are included in the program cost. Food purchased in airports in transit to and from Mexico is the responsibility of the student.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2018||08/20/2018 **||Rolling Admission||10/26/2018||11/03/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.