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Tucker Student Spotlight

Eliza Rockefeller '17

Eliza Rockefeller
Assistant for Multi-Faith Programs

Major: Religion Major and Studio Art Minor

Hometown: New York City, NY

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CCESP Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply even though I will not be here during the scheduled interview times?

Yes! Interviews can be conducted from any location through Skype or a conference call.

When are the dates of travel for this year's trip?

Anticipated dates are: December 1 to December 15, 2015.  These dates are still tentative, but the final dates will be very close if not the same.

I will not be on campus during the information sessions. Am I still eligible to apply?

Yes! However, you must schedule a meeting with the Student Director or Program Manager prior to submitting your application.

What are the responsibilities of a participant?

Pre-trip engagement:

  • Mandatory enrollment for credit (regular or NRO) in LACS 20 Fall term 2015, unless you have already completed this course. 
  • A spring term initial gathering for introductions and paper work (late May),
  • Fall term co-curricular educational seminars to compliment the LACS 20 course, and one retreat (1/2 day or whole day).

In-country engagement:

In the past Clinical Health Team participants have established a free outpatient clinic and facilitated public health workshops with local community health leaders. The Community Development Team participants have built latrines, introduced new crops, built schools and built safer fuel-efficient cooking stoves, and helped install new drinking water system.

Post-trip engagement:

Participants will partake in reflection exercises, which include writing a paper and contributing in a discussion group, as well as participate in an event(s) to bring your learning from CCESP back to campus. Participants are also responsible for synthesizing results from in-country projects.

Who makes up the CCESP?

The CCESP consists of two "teams," a Clinical Health Team and a Community Development Team. Together, these 28-30 individuals comprised of undergraduates, Dartmouth Medical Students, faculty and health care professionals make up the core of the CCESP.

I have more questions, what should I do?

If you have any questions or need help with the application procedure email your questions to Nicaragua Cross Cultural.

Last Updated: 1/22/15