Since it’s inception, the Bangladesh Health Project has relied on the generosity of overseas volunteer faculty who have taught students, developed courses and mentored local faculty. Many of the volunteers originally visited IUBAT as nursing students themselves, through the arrangements that their own school had with the Project. Some students came solo, others in groups with an instructor.
One such academic partnership was with the University of Vermont (UVM) through Professor Rycki Maltby. The relationship between the two institutions was featured in the book, Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions by authors Martha Bradshaw and Arlene Lowenstein. The immersion course, offered to senior nursing students, was highlighted as a unique learning experience and noteworthy for instructors as a teaching example. IUBAT and the Bangladesh Health Project welcome future partnerships with academic institutions and any students that may have an interest in getting involved.
The Bangladesh Health Project has accommodated many volunteers in our guest house. We are grateful for volunteer faculty, as we could not have succeeded without their assistance in building the scholastic foundation of the Project. For pictures of the guest house, please check out our Flickr page and to read about volunteer opportunities, please visit our website.