Mission College of Health Sciences Study Abroad Program

Explore the world and take your education to international urban and remote areas while helping to improve the health and wellbeing of those most in need. All majors are welcome!  You’ll be playing a critical role for the communities being served, form new friendships, develop in your faith, and experience something only a few people get the opportunity to do.

 

Using a unique, three-phase model, we:

 

1) place our students in global community outreach initiatives working alongside professional educators, missionaries and business leaders,

 

2) support needed human and capital resources for our nonprofit partners while,

 

3) providing critical education and service initiatives for the most underserved and vulnerable populations. 

 

Each team, typically 8 to 10 students, is led by MCHS faculty and staff members who oversee the highest quality community support services through oversight of student academic outcomes and logistical services support.

 

The MCHS Study Abroad Programs specialize in experiential education for students through Study Abroad placement as a way to gain unique, hands-on work experience while serving the most underserved populations in challenging global settings.  Our primary aims are to resource our partners and their communities through educational outreach and support programs to increase the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs designed to prevent disease and injury, improve health, and enhance quality of life.

During your time studying abroad, you will provide support for educational and community-based programs to improve:

  • Community wellbeing services through mutual goals setting

  • Prevention of disease and injury through assessment, education, and skills development.  

  • Individual and overall community wellbeing through educational programs to equip community members with knowledge and skills.

 

Examples of work completed by students spanning six continents in over 20 countries include:

  • Business, political science, and engineering-related majors helping to improve infrastructure in communities in need through construction projects and disaster relief as well as projects to support local, regional, and global economic development for local businesses.  

 

  • Healthcare, education, and related majors providing health education for children and families through educational programming in local primary and secondary school classrooms, adult community English classes, and professional seminars.  

  • Social and behavioral science majors helping to increase access to healthcare in underserved communities, providing necessary social services, and support for women and children who are displaced as a result of abuse and neglect.  

 

     

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Student Handbook for Study Abroad Programs

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MCHS 2022 Study Abroad Itineraries

Summer Session 1: June 3rd - 17th, 2022

 

Saturday June 4th: Students must arrive by 3:00pm local time for orientation dinner at 6pm

Sunday June 5th: Rest day

Monday June 6th through Friday June 10th: Study Abroad week one

Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th: Optional excursions/activities

Monday June 13th through Thursday June 16th: Study Abroad Week two

Friday June 17th: Final day and departure to airport

Summer Session 2: June 17th - July 1st, 2022

 

Saturday June 18th: Students must arrive by 3:00pm local time for orientation dinner at 6pm

Sunday June 19th: Rest day

Monday June 20th through Friday June 24th: Study Abroad week one

Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th: Optional excursions/activities

Monday June 27th through Thursday June 30th: Study Abroad Week two

Friday July 1st: Final day and departure to airport

MCHS 2023 Study Abroad Itineraries

Winter Session 1: December 30th, 2022 - January 13th, 2023

 

Saturday December 31st: Students must arrive by 3:00pm local time for orientation dinner at 6pm

Sunday January 1st: Rest day

Monday January 2nd through Friday January 6th: Study Abroad week one

Saturday January 7th and Sunday January 8th: Optional excursions/activities

Monday January 9th through Thursday January 12th: Study Abroad Week two

Friday January 13th: Departure to airport

Winter Session 2: January 13th - January 27th, 2023

 

Saturday January 14th: Students must arrive by 3:00pm local time for orientation dinner at 6pm

Sunday June 15th: Rest day

Monday January 16th through Friday January 20th: Study Abroad week one

Saturday January 21st and Sunday January 22nd: Optional excursions/activities

Monday January 23rd through Thursday January 26th: Study Abroad Week two

Friday January 27th: Departure to airport

 

Summer Session 1: June 2nd - June 16th, 2023

 

Saturday June 3rd: Students must arrive by 3:00pm local time for orientation dinner at 6pm

Sunday June 4th: Rest day

Monday June 5th through Friday June 9th: Study Abroad week one

Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th: Optional excursions/activities

Monday June 12th through Thursday June 15th: Study Abroad Week two

Friday June 16th: Final day and departure to airport

Summer Session 2: June 16th - June 30th, 2023

 

Saturday June 17th: Students must arrive by 3:00pm local time for orientation dinner at 6pm

Sunday June 18th: Rest day

Monday June 19th through Friday June 23rd: Study Abroad week one

Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th: Optional excursions/activities

Monday June 26th through Thursday June 29th: Study Abroad Week two

Friday June 30th: Final day and departure to airport

Missions and Study Abroad Locations

North America

  • Alaska

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

 

  • Kentucky

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

 

  • Mexico

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

(2023) NJ/NY

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

(2023) Newfoundland

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

Europe

 

  • United Kingdom

2 week: USD: $4,000

4 week: USD: $7,500

 

  • Albania 

2 week: USD: $4,000

4 week: USD: $7,500

(2023) Kazakhstan

2 week: USD: $4,000

4 week: USD: $7,500

(2023) Portugal

2 week: USD: $4,000

4 week: USD: $7,500

(2023) Greece

2 week: USD: $4,000

4 week: USD: $7,500

Oceania​​

  • Bali 

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

(2023) Papua New Guinea

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

(2023) New Zealand

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

South America

 

  • Colombia

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

 

  • Peru 

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

(2023) Guyana

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

(2023) Brazil

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

 

(2023) Chile

2 week: USD: $3,500

4 week: USD: $6,500

Asia

 

  • Pakistan

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

 

  • India 

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

 

(2023) Cambodia

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

(2023) Japan

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

(2023) S.Korea

2 week: USD: $4,500

4 week: USD: $8,500

Africa

  • Nigeria 

2 week: US $4,500

4 week: US $8,500​​

(2023) Rwanda

2 week: US $4,500

4 week: US $8,500

(2023) Egypt 

2 week: US $4,500

4 week: US $8,500

Mission College of Health Sciences Study Abroad Program

 

This journey will undoubtedly transform your life forever, improve the lives of underserved populations, as well as help to further yourself both personally and professionally. You’ll also earn valuable credits toward graduation while gaining skills that enhance your future employability. With study locations across 6 continents and 30 countries, this program offers a broad range of experiences for students each year. 

We'll work with you in all aspects of your preparation including safety and health briefings, travel, orientation, academic support, medical coverage and 24/7 emergency assistance, housing/meals, personal time for sightseeing, shopping, etc., and post-coursework professional application.  

 

Additionally, we offer: transferrable undergraduate or graduate college credit for your trip, academic and career advising, flexible tuition payment plans, as well as travel and academic scholarships.  Our experiential learning model, comprehensive on-site support, and English-taught courses ensure that your time abroad is the best possible!

 

When you study abroad, you’ll develop new interests and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. If you’re looking for an internship abroad, you can test drive a career, get real-world experience, and acquire marketable skills

     

 

Undergraduate Study Abroad Course:

IDPT 201 UNDERGRADUATE STUDY ABROAD (3 credit hours):

This course is designed to apply the clinical and/or operations skills and leadership expected of a professional with a bachelor's level education in an immersive experience through a two (2) or four (4) week international study abroad (four or eight credits, respectively). The focus of this program is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level.

(Passport and international travel required).

See Student Financial Accounts Page for Base Program Costs: optional course credit hours and tuition can be added @ $317/credit hour

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