SAGE

 

Health & Social Entrepreneurship in Italy & Greece

ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEES BREAKDOWN:

Program Fee: $2,900
Scholarship: $1,450

Click on the Italy & Greece Estimated Fees Breakdown form for details. Note that the information is subject to change.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW :

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? You can start by joining us on an international service learning trip to Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece. The trip will start with a visit to Rome where students will engage in 10 hours of service within the community and visit the sights such as Vatican City, Colosseum, just to name a few. What better place to try a delicious authentic, Italian pizza? The second stop on the trip will be in beautiful Athens, Greece where students will engage in another 10 hours of service as well as visit the Acropolis, Archaeological Museum, and other sites around Athens. As you can see this trip will incorporate both service learning and cultural immersion.

The students will have the choice of serving with social entrepreneurship or health related community partners.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course gives the student the opportunity to grow academically, pre-professionally, personally and civically through participation in a service-learning experience. Students meet real needs in the community by applying knowledge from their courses. Students complete 20 hours of service per credit, complete written reflections, and meet regularly with an assigned faculty member. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

Overview of Service Learning project:

  • Social Entrepreneurship:
  • Health:
While staying in Rome and Athens you will get a firsthand look at the political and economic issues that impact locals on a daily basis. As a student earning Service Learning credit, you will help by supporting the organizations within the community that help to alleviate poverty, homelessness and increase health care by working at a wide range of community centers in Athens and Rome. Partnerships with social entrepreneurship organizations such as Benvenuti Rifugiati, Impact hub, or health care organizations like FateBeneFratelli, DOVE organization, SOS children village will allow you to build relationships and leave a lasting impression on the lives of those you meet. Students will have the option of choosing which areas they would like to serve.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU APPLY:

You will be walking a lot averaging around 10,000 – 20,000 steps per day. You will need to purchase comfortable walking shoes prior to the trip.

FUNDING INFORMATION:

  1. If this program is removed from being waitlisted at some point within, the program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office (SDO), the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office which will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation for a limited number of students accepted into the program.
  2. Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover the additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise your financial aid payment may be reduced.

 

DATES:

April 27 to May 6, 2018

Program Leader Contact:

Leader:

Name: Professor Melissa Schreiber (Health Service Learning Project)
Phone: 407-582-2246
Room: East campus 1-128
Email: mschreiber@valenciacollege.edu

Co-leader (if applicable):

Name: Professor Marsha Butler (Social Entrepreneurship Service Learning Project)
Phone: 407-582-1167
Room: West campus, 1-248
Email: mbutler36@valenciacollege.edu

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply to the Health in Italy & Greece International Service Learning (1 credit) study abroad program.

Apply to the Social Entrepreneurship in Italy & Greece International Service Learning (1 credit) study abroad program.

You will need a Dynamic Forms login.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:

Deadlines:

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Deposit Deadline: February 2, 2018
Final Payment (if applicable): March 2, 2018

Pre-departure Meetings:

SAGE Mandatory Orientation Meeting: January 26, 2018, 2-5pm, location East Campus 5-112
Meeting 1: 02/16/18, 12-3pm, location TBD
Meeting 2: 03/02/18, 12-3pm, location TBD
Meeting 3: 04/13/18, 12-3pm, location TBD

Re-entry Meetings:

Meeting: 5/18/18 (12-3pm), location TBD

Please note that all orientation sessions are mandatory. The number of predeparture and re-entry meetings will depend upon your program.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

  • Apply by the application deadline
  • Be a degree-seeking student with Valencia College
  • Completed one semester within last year
  • Completed 12 college-level credits
  • Be at least 18 years’ old on day of departure
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 at application deadline

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

N/A

COST INCLUDES:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Walking Tours
  • Entrance to all venues
  • 3 Dinners
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Ground Transportation

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Course materials
  • Course tuition and fees
  • Airport departure fees and taxes
  • Luggage transport/storage fees
  • Some Meals in Italy & Greece
  • Passport application (if needed)
  • Visa (not required for U.S. citizens)
  • Immunizations in Italy & Greece
  • Spending money
  • Tips

PROGRAM PHOTOS & DESTINATION INFORMATION:

Italy

Greece

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that the program may be altered or canceled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and in many circumstances airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice.

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