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Study Abroad Programs by Department
Kinesiology: Health and Physical Education
Undergraduate students have taken advantage of studying abroad for a semester while in our undergraduate program. This is something that we encourage and is typically done in a student’s junior year. UNH has extensive agreements with universities all over the world and finding a placement is never a problem. Countries where physical education students have studied in the past three years include:
The Institute of Technology at Carlow has a student body of approximately 4,000 and an academic staff of 200. The mission of the Institute is to combine a stress-free location with top-level instructors and facilities that are a leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally. The Institute is just five minutes walk from the centre of town.
Located on the banks of the River Barrow, Carlow town is a bustling market centre serving a large rural area. County Carlow, one of Ireland’s smallest counties, is bordered by the scenic Blackstairs Mountains to the east. The fertile limestone land of the Barrow Valley and the Killeshin Hills lie in the west of Carlow.
Carlow lies approximately 80 kilometres southwest of Dublin. Multiple trains and buses travel between Carlow and Dublin daily. There is convenient travel from Carlow to all locations in Ireland.
The UNH study abroad program is open to Athletic Training Majors who are interested in expanding and enhancing their athletic training education while also gaining an appreciation of a different culture. Students will be taking courses in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy program at the Institute. The increased emphasis on manual therapy application and skill by therapists in Ireland will provide the visiting UNH student with a unique opportunity to develop abilities far-beyond what they may learn in the US. Students may earn up to 16 credits applicable to their UNH graduation requirements. Students would pay their normal UNH tuition (in-state or out-of-state as appropriate) as the tuition to study in Ireland.
There are many options available for housing for students attending the Institute. While the Institute does not offer on-campus housing the intimate nature of Carlow town means most housing is within easy walking distance of the Institute. Students may choose between Home Stay, where the student lives with a family and meals (except mid-day meal) are provided, or Self-Catering Accommodation, which is the typical apartment/house living students are accustomed to in the US. Whenever possible, we recommend students attempt to share a house/apartment with current Sports Rehab and Athletic Therapy students to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of Irish students in the same program. Housing costs are approximately €550-630 (~$750 – 850) per month (room, board and miscellaneous expenses).
The ‘best’ semester for UNH students to participate in a study abroad at the Institute is the fall semester, junior year. This will cause the least disruption of the sequencing of required UNH courses and clinical experiences. Students may elect to study abroad after their junior year, but this will likely cause the student to stay at UNH beyond their typical 4 years. Courses available for UNH students during the Institute Fall Semester include, but are not limited to:
- Neuromusculoskeletal assessment (upper quadrant, cervical spine & thoracic spine)
- Pathology of Injury
- Sports Nutrition
- Manual Therapy I (soft tissue manual therapy)
- Orthotics & Strapping
- Strength and Conditioning
- Traumatology & Advanced Rehabilitation
- Exercise Physiology
Clinical Studies (successful completion of this course would fulfill the requirements of a UNH Clinical Experience <KIN 665>)
Students participating in this program will have their UNH World Culture (Discovery) course requirement waived.
To study abroad, students must meet the following academic criteria of the UNH Study Away Eligibility policy at the time of application:
Be in good standing with the UNH Student Conduct System.
Have earned at least 32 credit hours, at least 12 of which must have been earned at UNH at the baccalaureate level.
Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA at the time of application to and at the time of departure for the study abroad program.
Be a declared Athletic Training Major in the Professional Phase of the program.
Interested students should meet as soon as possible with Professor Dan Sedory to schedule an appointment to discuss the study away experience. In addition, students should contact the UNH Global Education Center for important information about study away policies and procedures.
This program is only available to students currently admitted and enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of New Hampshire.
The application deadline is February 1 of the year the student is planning to study in Ireland!
Interested students should contact Professor Sedory by October (mid-semester) PRIOR to the year they plan to study in Ireland. Students should obtain the application form and other important information by the end of the Fall Semester PRIOR to the year they plan to study in Ireland.
Other Fees and Expenses
Students pay a program fee to cover various expenses associated with a study abroad. This fee of $500 covers the following:
- Cell phone for the student while in Ireland. Phones will be purchased upon arrival in Ireland to obtain the best cost/value.
- 2 nights lodging at a hotel/B&B in Carlow, Ireland. This provides a ‘base of operations’ for students to get acclimated to Ireland and secure their permanent accommodations in Carlow.
- 2 days meals and incidental expenses per diem
In addition to tuition & fee and housing, other expenses include round-trip travel from the US to Ireland, passport, insurance, excursions and other incidental expenses, and miscellaneous living costs. At this time, no visa is required for the study away in Ireland. Total additional expenses would be ~$1,500.00.
The UNH Department of Kinesiology, the UNH Global Education Center and the Institute of Technology at Carlow are committed to providing the UNH student with a high-quality educational and cultural experience during the study away. Specific, designated personnel at each institution are available ‘on call’ 24 hours a day for assistance as needed.
Students must make their own travel arrangements to Ireland. Typically students arrive in Ireland in early September and return to the US in mid-December. The Institute provides one-way transportation from Dublin airport to the student’s accommodations on their initial trip to Ireland.
The University of New Hampshire provides an Emergency Travel Assistance Service and Travel Insurance Program to students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on University-related activities. If you experience a medical emergency or security/natural disaster crisis, need a medical referral, lose your medication, or want to consult experts for pre-travel advice, UNH has a fully integrated program in place to insure you receive the care and expertise you need, whenever and wherever you need it. Complete information on the dual-services of this program is available at UNH International Travel Assistance and Insurance Program. Students can also purchase travel cancellation or trip interruption coverage at their discretion. UNH recommends that all travelers maintain their domestic medical insurance coverage to insure continuation of coverage and care upon returning to the U.S.
Professor Dan Sedory
Athletic Training Major
Department of Kinesiology
Tel. (603) 862-1831
The Department of Nursing is pleased to announce the approval of the Alliance for Global Education's Public Health and Indian Students program for senior nursing student's public health and child health courses. The Public Health and Indian Students track at Manipal University capitalizes on the long-standing reputation of this private university's medical and health science programs, offering students direct-enroll course options addressing rural public health, global public health, national health policy and Ayurveda. This program is offered by the Alliance for Global Education, a UNH-approved program.
For nursing students to receive nursing credit for this experience, a department application must be completed and approved by the review committee. Grade point average, maturity, motivation, and references are considered.
The Department of Nursing also has links with nursing programs in Wales, England, Russia, Australia, and Belize. Opportunities for short-term educational exchanges are available.
Nursing students can also apply for an International Research Opportunities Grant (IROP), allowing them to conduct research with a faculty member at a foreign university under the guidance of a UNH faculty member.
Recreation Management and Policy undergraduate students can take advantage of education abroad experiences in many UNH managed, approved or exchange programs. Education abroad is encouraged and typically done in a student’s Junior year. Coordination for an education abroad can begin with the student’s academic advisor and UNH Global.
Comparative Social Welfare Systems: Dublin, Republic of Ireland / Belfast, Northern Ireland
Twelve days in a country of abundant natural beauty, magnificent stately homes, and warm welcoming people with a fascinating, and sometimes “ferocious” history. Time in the heart of Dublin, one of “Western Europe’s most popular and delightful urban destinations”, and the rest of the time in Northern Ireland: touring cultural and historic venues, learning about child and family services with an underlying focus on the continuing peace and reconciliation process in Northern Ireland.
We meet with practicing social workers and social work students. A major focus is understanding the dynamics of the “Irish/Anglo troubles”, the oppression and trauma of the violent years and most importantly, how a community and individuals heal.
SW 785/885 Comparative Social Welfare Systems is offered during the first summer session.
Social Action in the Dominican Republic: Exploring Culture, Poverty, Human Rights, and Social Justice in a Developing Caribbean Nation
This course examines issues of culture, poverty, social development, and social justice in the Dominican Republic through direct service learning work and preparatory and reflective class sessions and discussions. Students will have the opportunity to examine development issues that have plagued the island nation for years and current efforts to address these concerns. In March 2016, students and a UNH faculty member will embark on a Service Learning Adventure to work in the bateys of the Dominican Republic. Past projects have included the building of schools, clinics, community centers, and residential houses. Additionally, we will be working in local schools, orphanages, and child welfare centers. While we will spend our days working on the designatedconstruction project and in the schools, our afternoons and evenings will be spent learning about social services in the DR from community leaders and activists, participating in cross-cultural activities with community members, learning about Dominican life and history, and reflecting upon our days’ activities. We will visit other local Haitian immigrant communities (bateyes), spend an evening on the town in Santo Domingo, spend a night with a local family, visit local beaches, learn to dance salsa, bachata and merengue from our Dominican friends, and much more!
SW 706/806 is offered every spring break.
The purpose of the Sharyn Zunz Scholarship Fund is to provide meritorious scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Social Work and participating in an international or domestic academic study and travel program through the University. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing.
Dr. Zunz, Faculty Emerita in the Department of Social Work, believes that travel is a means of widening one’s perspectives through firsthand exposure to people and cultural institutions beyond the traveler’s usual experience. She established this scholarship to enable graduate and undergraduate social work students to participate in educationally sponsored travel with the goal of expanding their appreciation for the diversity of human experiences.
The spring scholarship provides $1400 in funding to 1-2 students