Health for Haiti is a global service-learning course that gives students the opportunity to provide practical assistance to the people of Haiti. Many people living in Haiti lack adequate access to food, clean water, clothing, shelter, healthcare, education, and sanitation. Health for Haiti students partner with local professionals to meet some of these needs. Students engage in service projects at orphanages, hospitals, health clinics, and community centers in urban and rural areas of Haiti.
Since Health for Haiti began in 2014, students have helped to install a water filtration system that is providing thousands of gallons of clean water to hundreds of families every day, completed solar installations, built classrooms and a bathroom, started community gardens that are providing healthy food for school lunches, built a hand-washing station, provided science and arts education programs to hundreds of children, created multiple computer labs, started a sewing school, began a soap-making business, and served hundreds of patients at free medical and dental clinics.
As part of the experience, students explore the dynamics between poverty, education and healthcare, and learn historical, cultural, economic, social and political aspects of Haiti. Health for Haiti fosters fellowship and cultural humility, provides humanitarian assistance, and prepares students to participate in a dynamic, global world
Total Travel Cost: ~$2200
- SUNY Broome Tuition – 4 credits
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- Personal Expenses ($100 -$300)
- Pre-Trip Vaccinations ($100+)
- Passport ($110 -$165)
BIO/HST 104 is not currently running due to the global pandemic and conditions in Haiti. We hope to resume the course and travel to Haiti as soon as it is possible. Please check back for updated course information. To follow our current Health for Haiti projects, please visit: Health for Haiti Projects