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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Areas of Study: Culture, Physical Therapy Class Status: 5) Graduate
Housing Options: Guest House Program Type: Global Ed.
Program Description:
Join Physical Therapy students as we go to a rural community in Nicaragua to provide hands-on service to those less fortunate. Learn about the Nicaraguan culture and way of life! Work side-by-side with a missionary nurse to discover how to serve others and serve Christ through this life-changing experience!
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Students who join this program will be required to register for one of the following courses:

DPT 763- Global Education Physical or Occupational Therapy
These courses are listed in the Spring 2019 semester.

Travel Dates

2018: May 13th-May 27th, 2018
2019: May 19- June 3rd, 2019*

*Dates subject to change


This course is led by Dr. Cheryl Petersen, Professor of Physical Therapy. She has lead this program for many years and is the best person to contact for questions. 


  • The course is geared toward PT students, but students from the School of Education are welcome to apply.
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution.
  • Must register for one of the associated courses. 
  • Must comply with all deadlines for applications, document submissions, deposits and other payments.


  • Program Fees: $1,000-1,300
  • Tuition (3 credits)*
  • Study Abroad Fee: $50
  • iNext Insurance Costs: $50
*For full-time undergraduates, there is no additional charge for tuition as long as the 3-credit course does not put you over 18 credits for the Spring semester.


Included in the Program Fees are:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport transfer and ground transportation
  • Luggage fees for up to 1 checked bag under 50 pounds (only one checked bag is recommended)
  • Lodging
  • Travel visa
  • Some meals*
Not Included:
  • Fees associated with obtaining a valid passport*
  • Personal expenses

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Value:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Overall Learning:
1 2 3 4 5
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 11/01/2018 11/02/2018 05/20/2019 06/03/2019