CCON Spring Break Medical Mission Trip 2019: Quito, Ecuador
that students may expect to obtain:
• Improvement in their ability to provide culturally competent care.
• Gain knowledge about another culture, a developing country, and health care needs in this country.
• Opportunity to grow professionally and personally as they participate in formal as well as informal nursing activities such as assessment of the patient and health education.
• Ability to provide ‘hands-on” nursing care as well as the opportunity to develop relationships with families and health care professionals of another culture.
ECUADOR TRIP COSTS
$850 for a 7 night trip per participant, (approximately $120/night)
$1500 round trip ticket- Roanoke, VA-Quito, Ecuador
$50 - $100 for airport meals, emergencies and possible souvenirs. Take nothing larger than $20 bills.
100 (optional for spending money)
$2450 Total (1/2 due with application on January 14, 2019)
Please see Mrs. Graves for an application.
Quito lies between two mountain ranges and its altitude is about 9,200 feet. Some areas of the city where we will travel are 9,500 feet or higher. It may take you a couple of days to get accustomed to the altitude.
Quito is roughly divided into three parts: the Old City at the center, with southern and northern districts to either side. The greatest concentration of tourist facilities is in the North, including the airport. Quito's Old City is the largest in the Americas. It has undergone a huge restoration and revitalization program over the last decade, mainly financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. It boasts no fewer than 40 churches and convents, 17 squares and 16 convents and monasteries. It's been called the 'Reliquary of the Americas' for the richness of its colonial- and independence-era architecture and heritage. Modern, northern Quito is a fun place to explore, with plenty of museums and urban parks as well as restaurants and nightlife. The southern and northern districts of the city are where the working class and poorer people of the city live.
Students in this program will provide healthcare screening, treatment, and education to populations in disadvantaged neighborhoods located in and near the city of Quito, Ecuador.