After a long day of travel, my group of nine students and I finally arrived in tropical Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The group includes nursing, gerontology, social work, and health promotion students who are here with me to earn course credit through an international travel experience, Nutrition and Health in the Dominican Republic. Students will assess growth, nutrition, and health status of children served by Dove Missions, a private, non-profit, charitable organization committed to serving at-risk children in Puerto Plata. This experience provides students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from their disciplines in a global setting while serving others and expanding their view of the world. We invite you to follow along in our journey and share in this incredible experience.
Carol Ruwe, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
(Follow the experiences of our students as they have been serving in the Dominican Republic during spring break. Visit the blog at the Barton College School of Nursing.)