Space is still available for the September/October rotation of the South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program, with scholarships of $300 available on a first-come/first-served basis.
Spend a month at the U.S.-Mexico Border. What you learn at STEER will last a lifetime! Enjoy an international experience without leaving home.
Tuition is free for students in U.S.-accredited schools of medicine and public health along the U.S.-Mexico border. Housing provided for only $600/month. Most schools give credit for STEER—some programs offer global health credit. Presenters are bilingual.
At present, the STEER students do not cross into Mexico. Nevertheless, the border provides a unique bicultural, bilingual learning environment, with a focus on the concerns of our nation’s border with Mexico—poverty, water and air pollution, immigration, sanitation, imports, the border “fence,” and a medically underserved population threatened by infectious diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis, and rabies, as well as high rates of obesity and diabetes.
STEER offers training in two locations: Laredo and Harlingen.
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