Montana State University

Ecuador: Nursing

March 1 - 10, 2013

Location:   Ecuador


Language: Spanish and English

Eligibility: First semester Senior Nursing students from MSU


Prerequisites: Professor Interview; 2.5 GPA;  physical stamina to accomplish extensive walking in sub-tropical heat to outlying villages


Credits: 6 credits for enrollment in NSG 477

  (this trip is an optional clinical experience for NSG 477)


Application Deadline:  Applications due by December 14, 2012

Tentative Timeline / Program Dates:

Application and deposit: December 14, 2012

All forms and remaining payment: January 7, 2013


Application Materials and Forms Page (click here to go to the forms page)


Scholarship and Funding: follow this link for funding sources to help finance your study abroad trip.

Academic Program

Montana State University College of Nursing is launching a working trip to Tena, Ecuador, working with Timmy Global Health based in Indianapolis. 8-10 current first semester seniors will be selected to travel with College of Nursing faculty to Ecuador to work with Timmy Global Health.


Tena is five hours east of Quito and is a rural area in the Amazon basin, traditionally one of the poorest areas of the country. There, we will work with the local health outreach effort to provide preventive health and primary care to the underserved. Activities will include health assessment and teaching, health prevention efforts and home visits.



About Timmy Global Health

Timmy Global Health works to enhance the size and scope of primary healthcare service provision and invest in essential public health programs designed to improve overall health outcomes in Monte Cristi’s agricultural communities.  For more information about Timmy Global Health, check out their website at:


Required Reading Prior to Travel:

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario

Additional Information
For additional information about this program, contact: