Augustana Students Traveled to Nicaragua for Medical Service Learning Experience Print
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Written by Sam Schlouch   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:55

ROCK ISLAND, IL (08/06/2014)(readMedia)-- This July, 32 Augustana College students traveled to Nicaragua for two weeks. Students in pre-health fields worked with a combination of physicians from the United States and Nicaragua to provide services in areas of Nicaragua that did not have permanent medical facilities.

Students who took part in the program include:

Hali Strobel, from Port Byron, Ill., majoring in Pre-Medicine

Christine Harb, from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in Biology, Pre-Medicine

Andrew Statz, from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in Pre-medicine, Biology

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 153 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 14 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.