Regis, Johnson and Wales University (JWU), and Universidad de Congreso will together participate in study abroad program designed to address global health and nutrition concerns. Through experiential and service-oriented community engagement activities, cultural experiences, industry-led trainings and faculty-led lectures in the U.S. and Argentina, students will explore the regional impact and issues surrounding health and nutrition that affect local populations, such as food availability, preparation, sanitation, and security.
JWU (Providence, RI) culinary nutrition and public health students will join nursing and public health students from Regis, and international relations and resource management students from the Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina) along with respective faculty and study abroad administrators, to explore sustainable community wellness and nutrition in the Americas. Throughout the month of June, they will travel and study at each partner university. They will begin in Argentina where the Regis and JWU US students will join their "UCongreso" colleagues and become immersed in the community, culture, and working with local non-profits on the issues of public health and nutrition for families in the region. In mid-June, the entire team will complete their program in the US, spending five days at JWU in Rhode Island and then five days at Regis in Massachusetts.
The core funding support for Sustainable Community Wellness and Nutrition in the Americas is through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and its partner, the MetLife Foundation. As part of the dynamic public-private sector partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Embassies, corporations, and foundations, the organizations are working together to stimulate new higher education partnerships between the United States and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. Learn more and join the Innovation Network online.