Student May Term Travel Course Resources
May Term Travel Links:
Travel Course Payments
- $500 Deposit Due 1-11-19
- Final Balance Due 2-15-19
Financial Aid for May Term Travel:
If you are planning on applying for loans to assist with your payment, please apply
for them now as the processing can take up to two weeks once all documents are completed.
The two loan options available for May Term Travel are the Federal Parent PLUS Loan
and the Parent or Student Private Loan. Information about the two loans are included
Federal Parent PLUS
- 7.595% fixed interest rate; 4.264% origination fee; deferment option
on application where loan
does not begin payment until 6 months after your student falls below half-time.
Parent or Student Private
- usually $0 origination fee; fixed or variable rates; several repayment
; based off of co-signer credit score.
*Please note: The deadline to apply for a May Term travel loan:
February 15, 2019
Approved May Term 2019 Travel Courses:
with Professors Jaime Peters and David Willis [London (7 days), Dublin (6 days)].
In 2017, British citizens narrowly voted to leave the European Union. This monumental
decision will affect everyone on the British Isles – including the independent country
of Ireland. Two years later, the very messy divorce process is still underway. We
will explore the reasons that led to Brexit and what it means for the British and
Irish governments, economies and citizens. This travel course will take the students
to the heart of London and Dublin to see the impact of this major change. A typical
day will include class in the morning, followed by site-seeing in the afternoon and
free time in the evening. Highlights include the Tower of London, Westminster Abby,
the Harry Potter Studio Tour, the Book of Kells, and Dublin Castle.
HLTH 310/NUR 390:
Transcultural Healthcare in Hawaii
with Professors Noel Kerr and Amy Funk. [Students visit three islands over 3-weeks;
Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii (The "Big Island").]
Travel to the state of Hawaii provides IWU students with a rich opportunity for transcultural
study. While visiting the island of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii (the "Big Island"), students
will focus on the historical, geographical, political and cultural factors influencing
health and health care delivery for Native Hawaiians, and the majority of the islands'
populace, which consists of immigrants or descendants from Pacific Islander-Asian
backgrounds. This course provides students the means with which to develop the awareness needed
to identify and meet the healthcare needs of persons from varied cultural backgrounds,
and to explore/discuss healthcare delivery concerns through site visits to hospitals
and meetings with traditional healthcare providers and those trained in complementary/alternative
healthcare modalities. Small group projects allow students to visit and learn from
a provider who practices a complementary/alternative ("non-Westernized") healthcare
modality (such as massage, acupuncture, or aromatherapy) and then report on what they
learned about that modality to the larger group.