$500 – $1,400

Augustana JETS Alumni Trip to Nicaragua

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Augustana JETS Alumni are invited to return to Nicaragua with Dr. Dara Wegman-Geedey and Dr. Darrin Good for a week-long mission trip in June 2018.

Itinerary:
June 10: Arrive in Managua (afternoon if possible)
June 11: Introductions and preparation; afternoon tour of Tiscapa and Managua
June 12-13: Clinic days nearTepeyac
June 14: Activity day in Masaya (volcano, craft market, etc.)
June 15-16: Clinic days near Granada
June 16: Celebration send-off dinner in Granada
June 17: Transport back to Manague airport in early morning and travel home

Who's Eligible: This trip is open to any of the 300+ JETS alumni who wish to return to Nicaragua to continue the service work begun when they were undergrads planning a career in healthcare. Many of the student reflection papers we've read ove the first 10 years of the JETS program (2008-2017) included statements like "I hope to return some day once I have my professional degree" - so here's your chance!

We'll meet in Managua, get organized, have 2 days of clinics, a day of sight-seeing and activities, 2 more clinic days followed by a group dinner on our last night in Granada! We'll be working with Praxis, our partner for JETS trips since 2011, and have clinic options for physicians, Nurses/NP's, PAs, dentists, optometrists, PTs, OTs, veterinarians and pharmacists.

What's Included: Lodging in air conditioned hotels (includes breakfasts), ground transportation, lunches on planning and clinic days, oversight by local healthcare providers in clinics (required by Nicaraguan Ministry of Health), medications, supplies, and interpreters in clinics (including compressors for dentists), bottled water, admission to Masaya Volcana, a pair of Augustana scrubs, and a celebration send-off dinner in Granada. And we'll bring an Augie "A" for photo ops!

Also: Praxis will coordinate submission of your professional documentation so that you are approved by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health to work in the country for that week. Once you have made your deposit, we will send a follow-up email with a checklist of paperwork that you will need to get notorized copies of and mail in March 2018 to Praxis (approx. $25 for International First Class Mail via USPS).

Cost of the trip is $1,700 double occupancy or $1,900 single occupancy Airfare, entry visa, dinners, and souvenirs are not included. A $500 deposit to reserve your place in this trip is due by January 7th. The balance is due by April 1st, 2018. The airfare cost will be approximately $800 depending on your city/country of departure; more information will be provided at a later date.

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