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The Mission at Natuvu Creek, Fiji

Fiji
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 participate in the services of the mission’s medical clinic, work in the local schools in rural areas of Fiji, assist the locals with building and renovation projects, and in general serve the community in any way that is asked of them.

Program Dates

May 3, 2024 - May 31, 2024

The dates listed above are planned group flight departure dates from LAX and in-country return departure date.

Costs

  • Tuition: $2,070 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)
  • Housing & Food: $2,696
  • Program Specific Costs:
    • Global Health Fee: $100

 

Course Requirements

5 unit minimum requirement. Students must take both NASC 492 and HUM 295.

Summer 2024 Fiji Textbook List

Course Offerings

NASC 492 Selected Topics: Professionalism in Healthcare  (4) 

This course enables students to focus on holistic development with an emphasis on professionalism in preparation for careers in the health field. Students will examine the core competencies developed by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) and explore their professional and personal attributes as it relates to becoming a healthcare professional. Using the service-learning model, students will utilize the core competencies to become immersed in the health, culture, and experiences of the individuals at the Mission at Natuvu Creek in Fiji. Students will assist medical and dental professionals in the clinic and also provide services in other areas such as preparing meals, assisting with tasks in local villages, helping maintain the property grounds, and collaborating with needs at local schools.

HUM 295 Enriching the International Experience (1)

This course is designed to enrich the student's international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.


Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Khadijah Ojo

Dr. Khadijah Ojo

Director of Pre-Health Advising, Seaver College Career Center

Khadijah Ojo is the Director of Pre-Health Advising in the Seaver College Career Center and also holds an adjunct faculty position. She obtained a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership from Temple University. She also holds degrees from Indiana University (BS, MPH). Dr. Ojo looks forward to leveraging her knowledge on holistic development to help pre-health students focus on professionalism, a somewhat overlooked or undeveloped element, as they prepare for careers in health. As her first time leading an international program, she is excited to watch students grow and thrive as they immersive themselves in a service-learning, mission driven experience at the Mission at Natuvu Creek in Fiji.

Updated: 08.08.23