The goal of this short-term program is to provide students with an opportunity to investigate sociocultural factors which impact the delivery of health care and rehabilitation services in an international context. Through experiential learning and discussion, students participate in and learn about providing health care services in another country and how sociocultural factors influence the delivery of these services as compared to delivery in the United States. The program will enable students to:
Tentative Program Itinerary with examples of possible daily activities (all itinerary activities subject to change)
- To participate in providing services and workshops in collaboration with faculty and representatives of Glocal Impacts, a non-profit organization that provides service learning & study abroad programs that strive to create a new generation of truly global leaders & confident critical thinkers.
- To experience immersion into new culture through site visits and field trips
- To engage and interact with Moroccans in urban and rural communities
Day 1 in Morocco: Casablanca
Day 2: Marrakech June 11
An English speaking tour guide will take you on a half-day historical sightseeing tour of the city; tour the medical facility; get hands on experience working with adult and children mainly diagnosed with TBI, Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cerebral Palsy.
Day 3: Marrakech- Essaouira June 13
Site seeing and health care facilities
Day 4: Essaouira June 14
A clinical at an association in town for people with disabilities; cooking Lesson; walk to the beach for camel riding and back to the Riad for dinner and a show
Day 5: Essaouira-Rabat June 15
Meeting students and faculty for coffee and discuss healthcare in Morocco; Shopping at the famous Bab El Had Souk
Day 6: Kenitra-Fes June 16
Volunteering in the only nursing home in the city; visits to an orphanage, rehabilitation clinic, and CP/autism clinic.
Day 7: Fez June 17
We will visit an orphanage to deliver toys to the children, feed and play with them.
Full day of exploring one of Morocco’s most fascinating imperial city and UNESCO’s designated world heritage * The tour of this world’s last surviving medieval city includes the old and new Medina both the Jewish and the Muslim sections
Day 8: Fez-Azrou June 18
Volunteer at Azrou Wlidatna Center a rehab facility for over 40 children with CP; dinner at Palais Medina of Fez while we take part in a spectacular folkloric show.
Day 9: Rabat-Casablanca June 19
We will participate in a global health seminar with an official from the Moroccan Ministry of Health; Visit an inner city school where you will be distributing school supplies to kids of low income families and learning about the challenges in the Moroccan public school system. Head out to explore Morocco’s Capital.
Day 10: Casablanca-Fly Home June 20
After breakfast in Casablanca, we’ll make a quick visit to a Hammam/Spa. This is a “Must do” for anyone visiting Morocco. A Hammam is a steam room, similar to a Turkish bath, where Moroccans habitually go each week to cleanse themselves.
For more information, contact Lynn Gitlow at firstname.lastname@example.org