Alternative Break Program

Alternative Breaks

Hands-On Experience

The LCC's Alternative Winter and Spring Break programs provide hands on health care experience for students. During these programs, students will travel to one of six international locations to enhance student knowledge and skills about providing health care in resource poor countries.

Kingston, Jamaica

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students.
Program Contact: Jeannie Rodriguez,jeannie.rodriguez@emory.edu

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students.

Nicaragua

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students.

Eleuthera, Bahamas

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students.

Exuma, Bahamas (Please make this title in bold like the other sites also)

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students.
Program Contact: Corrine Abraham, cabraha@emory.edu, 404.727.6947

San Francisco de Marcoris, Dominican Republic

Dates: Spring/Winter Breaks
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate Seniors and incoming AMSN students. 

Eleuthera, Bahamas

Dates: To be determined

Eligibility: Available to undergraduate seniors, ABSN students, and AMSN students who started in August 2016.

Program Contact: Caroline Coburn, ccoburn@emory.edu, 404.727.5420

Program Description: The group traveling to Eleuthera, Bahamas collaborates with local clinics and schools to provide healthcare and education. Because of Emory’s long relationship with our partners on Eleuthera, we also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of local activities. Students in the clinics will work with the local nurses and physicians to provide direct care. In the schools, students create educational presentations under the guidance of local teachers, and often have found creative and rewarding ways to address health education needs for primary, middle, and high school-age students. During the week each student will have both clinic and school experience, and will gain insight into the challenges of healthcare delivery in an underserved region.

Exuma, Bahamas

Dates: To be determined

Eligibility: Available to undergraduate seniors, ABSN students, and AMSN students who started in August 2016.

Program Contact: To be determined

Program Description: The group traveling to Exuma, Bahamas collaborates with local clinics and schools to provide healthcare and education. Because of Emory’s long relationship with our partners in the Bahamas, we also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of local activities. Students in the clinics will work with the local nurses and physicians to provide direct care. In the schools, students create educational presentations under the guidance of local teachers, and often have found creative and rewarding ways to address health education needs for primary, middle, and high school-age students. During the week each student will have both clinic and school experience, and will gain insight into the challenges of healthcare delivery in an under served region.

San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic

Dates: To be determined

Eligibility: Available to undergraduate seniors, ABSN and AMSN students who started in August 2016.

Program Contact: Jenny FOster, jwfoste@emory.edu, 404.727.8445

Program Description: The team participating in the Dominican Republic trip will be working directly with community leaders and Dominican nurses in a city setting of San Francisco de Macoris. The Emory nursing students will perform follow up home visits to patients that were by the Emory physical therapy students during the preceding week, as part of an inter-professional experience launched in 2013. Emory nursing students will also visit the main local hospital, with a focus on the maternity area, modeling doula care, learning about the Kangaroo program, and linking the community and the nurses in improvements in care.
  

Total Cost of Trip for Accepted Students: $600

  • Includes: airfare, lodging, transportation, and meals at the destination
  • Does not include transportation to/from Atlanta airport, meals at airports, additional luggage fees, country entry taxes ($10 in the Dominican Republic)
  • Does not include special food cost due to dietary restrictions or allergies

Fee Waivers

A very limited number of waivers are available. To apply for a fee waiver, please indicate so on your application.

The Alternative Winter/Spring Break Application is now closed.