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N4902 Indonesian Cultural Immersion Course, (2 hour undergraduate nursing elective) Summer 2, 2014

students in IndonesiaProposed Dates

May 26th, Monday, returning June 7th, Saturday, 2014

Approximate Cost

  • 2 hour elective course fees in addition to trip costs (estimated at $2500) (breakdown:  approximately $1600 for flight; $900 in-country expense)
  • Flight expense and conference registration ($180) MUST be purchased by the end of February, 2014 or your place on the course roster will be forfeited.  All in-country expense monies except for conference expense of $180 are due at time of departure for Indonesia ($720).
  • This course fulfills a nursing elective requirement for the Bachelor of Science – Nursing Major. As part of the degree requirements in the College of Nursing, it is recognized that this course helps meet the global perspectives graduation requirement.

Course Description

Focus on the Indonesian culture and improvement of quality of life for the Indonesian population.   Understand the differences and similarities for Indonesians and healthcare issues within Indonesia as opposed to United States citizens and healthcare issues within the USA.  Gain awareness for healthcare issues within the Indonesian culture.  Attendance and participation in the International Nursing Conference, “Improving Quality of Life through Interdisciplinary Approach in Health Care Settings” , held in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (Texas Woman’s University is collaborating with the University of Padjadjaran College of Nursing and other nursing universities around the world in development of  this conference).

Available To

Nursing students at the Junior II, Senior I, Senior II (will also be available to nursing graduate students as N6903)

Course Credit

Two (2) lecture hours (for N4902); three (3) lecture hours for N6903.  To include trip to Indonesia with community/cultural experiences.

Course Manager

Joan E. Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor
Office:    7404
Tel:         (281) 723-2144

How To Apply

If you are interested in participating in this elective cultural immersion course, please email Dr. Joan Edwards ( to have your name/email address/phone number added to the listserve of interested students.  There is a trip limit of 25 students.  Please note:  purchase of your airplane ticket and $180 International Conference fee must be completed by the end of February.  If this is not done, your place on the class roster will be forfeited.  If you do not anticipate being able to make these payments by the end of February, please do not request the addition of your name to the list.  A limited amount of individual student funding may be available through the TWU Study Abroad funds.  The application can be accessed at:   Students will be required to do either a poster presentation at the conference or participate in a concurrent session presentation for the educational experience, but also to in increase your potential for obtaining funding.  Assistance with the poster and concurrent presentations will be given by trip faculty and incorporated into the course.

First Meeting

The first meeting of those who email Dr. Edwards of their serious intention to take the cultural immersion course will be held on January 3rd.  Further details of that meeting will be shared later in December via email to those who have signed up for the trip.  This meeting will NOT be mandatory and other meetings will be held for those unable to attend on that date/time. 

Southeast Asia & Vietnam

Vietnamese Cultural Immersion GroupSoutheast Asian and Vietnamese Cultural Immersion courses were offered through TWU College of Nursing to nursing students in 2012 and 2013. These courses were two of several options for fulfilling a nursing elective requirement for the Bachelor of Science – Nursing Major and graduate level –Master and PhD-students. This two-week long Maymester offering focused on Asian cultures and the healthcare needs of the Vietnamese population. Students were able to understand differences and similarities for Vietnamese living in the United States as opposed to living in Vietnam.  Students gained awareness of issues surrounding this Asian culture.

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