Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
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 3, 2013 to December 16, 2013. 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: A spring term initial gathering for introductions and paper work, a weekly educational seminar during, two retreats, and team-building exercises fall term.
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 consist 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 get help during office hours. Alternatively, email your questions to Nicaragua Cross Cultural.
Last Updated: 4/9/13