Students are required to attend information sessions to find out the details of the this trip. If students are unable to do so, they must meet with Julie Rhoads, Assistant Director of the Ware Institute, to review the trip information. Following that, students will be eligible to apply for the trip by completing the online application form.
Students who are abroad in the Fall semester are eligible to apply. They will have to complete the online application by December 13.
The trip is open to current first-years, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
*Trip dates and cost are based on 10 students and may be subject to change. Medications and innoculations must be started prior to the trip to be effective. If you have concerns about costs for medications, please contact Julie Rhoads at the Ware Institute.
One $1,000 scholarship will be offered for 2015. You will be expected to pay for or fundraise additional funds for program costs. Interested students may apply for the scholarships by filling out the supplemental information available at the bottom of the online application.
This trip is open to first-years, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Franklin & Marshall staff and faculty are also welcome!
You are required to complete a travel clinic by January 16 or sooner to determine inoculations, medications, or other vaccines that are required or that you might need. You should check the CDC website for a country-specific list of required inoculations, vaccines or medications. Depending upon your individual health issues, many medications need to be started weeks in advance of your departure.
If you have concerns about costs for medications, please contact Julie Rhoads at the Ware Institute
There are three options for your travel clinic:
Students must know visa their requirements. More information about passports and visas can be found at the U.S. State Department web site or you can visit the Office of International Programs to inquire about VISA questions.
Students will travel from campus as a group to and from the point of departure. Jan Masland, Director of Student Health & Wellness will meet students in Honduras.
Students will be met at the airport by a CARE staff member, Kristi Philips who will transport them to their lodging at Hotel Palmeras, Pespire Choluteca.
CARE will assist with exchanging U.S. currency to Honduran currency. Using a personal cell phones is not recommended. However using phones at internet cafes is more reliable and less expensive.
Leave for Honduras. Participants will be transported to their hotel.
Day 2 & 3:
Light construction projects at Hospital San Lorenzo and rounds with Honduran doctors.
Day 4 & 5
Dental hygiene clinics at local schools. Local medical clinics giving out ibuprofen and vitamins.
Free day; transportation to either the city of San Lorenzo or to an island just off the coast of San Lorenzo.
Return to U.S.