International Scholar Laureate Program?? - page 2

Delegation on Nursing. Has anyone received an invitation to this??... Read More

  1. by   LilPeanut
    It sounds like a lot of "exchange" programs I was solicited for in undergrad. When I did go overseas, I only had to pay for my plane tickets and room/board. There are plenty of ways to study abroad without paying a fortune.
  2. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from Pammie
    I received one, too. I was thrilled. I am really hoping that I can go. I know it is a lot of money, but it covers areas that I am really interested in. My husband and I want to do short term (2-3 month) mission trips when he retires in 7 years. This sounds like superb training and experience. I am also interested in underserved peoples. We don't have the money, either, but if it is meant for me to be able to go, I am sure that something will turn up. Did you read each of the days' itinerary?
    ...that they provide information on fundraising? Of course the average student is not going to be able to afford it--but as an honor, many organizations may be sympathetic and help to foot the bill. Check with the information provided. Don't be discouraged. The poster who wants to go on mission trips...this is frequently the way missionaries are "paid"--they have to raise money from the community. One woman missionary I know recruited a number of different people to give a little each month, like $20/mo.

    NurseFirst
  3. by   Pammie
    Thanks for the encouragement! My hubby is still not too keen on the idea of me being gone 16 days, either. But, I think he will come around if I can get up the green.

    Quote from NurseFirst
    ...that they provide information on fundraising? Of course the average student is not going to be able to afford it--but as an honor, many organizations may be sympathetic and help to foot the bill. Check with the information provided. Don't be discouraged. The poster who wants to go on mission trips...this is frequently the way missionaries are "paid"--they have to raise money from the community. One woman missionary I know recruited a number of different people to give a little each month, like $20/mo.

    NurseFirst
  4. by   crb613
    My daughter got one too. I figured it was because she was an honor student. She won't be going to much $$$. But it was nice to be included.
  5. by   mwarren2
    I would love to go, it has always been a dream of mine to do something like that. I am 34, my husband does not like the idea at all. I haven't really pushed him on it because I didn't know if it was legit or not. I talked to one of my instructors and she had not heard of it but since this is the first year that would explain it. That is alot of money to come up with but I agree, if I am meant to go things will work out!
  6. by   EMTI19
    I got an invitation yesterday. I felt honored to be nominated and I feel it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would love to go, but unfortunately won't be able to due to the money and other classes here at home.
  7. by   Loubell RN 2B
    I just wanted to find out if anyone else has gotten an invitation and are considering the trip. It is going to be a wonderful opportunity for anyone that has the chance to go. I am tapping into all of my resources to see what is available as far a scholarships in the area that would help in this type of situation. Good Luck to the ones that are trying to go...

    Lynda in VA
  8. by   Nurse2bSandy
    and would love to go. My hubby just laughed because it said 'to the parents of'... I'm 48. I hope to be working in the public health field and it seemed like a great opportunity to learn. I didn't think the money was so bad considering what you will be doing... but I doubt I will go. I will graduate in May and it seemed like a perfect gift!
    I wouldn't worry about being 'old'... none who have responded here so far are under 30... how do they know who will go... they sent all the invites to 'parents'.
  9. by   Pammie
    Quote from Nurse2bSandy
    and would love to go. My hubby just laughed because it said 'to the parents of'... I'm 48. I hope to be working in the public health field and it seemed like a great opportunity to learn. I didn't think the money was so bad considering what you will be doing... but I doubt I will go. I will graduate in May and it seemed like a perfect gift!
    I wouldn't worry about being 'old'... none who have responded here so far are under 30... how do they know who will go... they sent all the invites to 'parents'.
    You are right! It would be a GREAT gift for a graduate. I didn't think it was too bad, either, for what it contains.

    I am 48, also, but I don't graduate until 2006.
  10. by   manna
    Sounds like an interesting experience! If anyone here participates, we'd love to hear about it when you get back!
  11. by   Nurse2bSandy
    Okay, I got my second letter yesterday... I had put it out of my mind... but now I am really thinking about it. I want to go into community health and I have always had a transcultural emphasis. Also, last year I was able to go on a trip to Mololkai to Kalaupapa, the area which was where the Hansen's disease patients were exiled. While I was there I had this overwhelming feeling like I would do something with HIV/AIDS. I'm going to bring it up again to my hubby and see what he thinks.
    I gave up Starbuck's for new year... that should save me about $20 a week! I could start my fund there!
  12. by   Nurse2bSandy
    Quote from Nurse2bSandy
    Okay, I got my second letter yesterday... I had put it out of my mind... but now I am really thinking about it. I want to go into community health and I have always had a transcultural emphasis. Also, last year I was able to go on a trip to Mololkai to Kalaupapa, the area which was where the Hansen's disease patients were exiled. While I was there I had this overwhelming feeling like I would do something with HIV/AIDS. I'm going to bring it up again to my hubby and see what he thinks.
    I gave up Starbuck's for new year... that should save me about $20 a week! I could start my fund there!

    Hubby went for it! He said he thought it was an honor and if I could finagle it, I should go! I'm working on funding and he's faxing the application! Anyone else going to go? I'm so excited!!!
    :hatparty:
  13. by   TessaMae
    I got an invitation today, mine didn't say to the parents of...but I did e-mail the dean to ask if she heard of the trip and am waiting for a response, it sounds amazing. Did everyone get the same date and price, I think if we all share that info it might prove or disprove how valid it is.

    My invite states two travel options are available:
    May 25-June 4 (with the flight leaving 2 days prior) for $5290 OR
    May 25-June 7 for 5290+1670 for the add-on days
    Both trips have an optional $149 travel protection plan

    They want a down payment by Feb 20 of $500 04 $649 w/protection plan

    I googled it and found some med students who say it is a trip of a lifetime but I am still skeptical. i am 28 with a hubby and 2 kids so it would be tought to swing but Africa sounds amazing. I am hoping if it is legit that my school would help pay for it.

    I hope to hear from others!

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