Fiji Mission Summer Program
Learn about our Fiji Program
Students will have the opportunity to live on the shoreline of this beautiful island while assisting and serving daily at the Mission at Natuvu Creek. Students will work in the local schools in an impoverished area of Fiji, assist the locals with building and renovation projects, and in general serve the community in any way that is asked of them.
June 4th, 2018 - June 30th, 2018
The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.
Students must take a minimum of 4 units.
NASC 492 - Global and Community Health (4)
- Global and Community Health is a course that provides an introduction to community health with a particular emphasis on those health issues relevant to Fiji. During our multi-disciplinary examination of community health, students will be examining the set of social, cultural, biological, and economic issues most central to shaping health and quality of life in a particular region. Through class discussions, experiential learning, and focused reflections students will explore relevant community and health issues in Fiji as well as understand the opportunities and difficulties in implementing solutions for these issues. Students will put course content into practice in a community health setting by actively participating in the services offered by the Mission at Natuvu Creek in Fiji. These services include medical services, health and wellness education to local communities, working in local schools, and/or various community outreach projects. Through these community interactions, students will not only engage more effectively with course content but will also gain an understanding of how cultural differences can inform solutions about public health.
The Visiting Faculty
Dr. Donna Nofziger Plank
Associate Professor of Biology, Coordinator of Biology