Program Description: Students get hands-on experience doing clinical work in Xela, Guatemala. As part of this program students stay with a local family, spend time at a local school or clinic working on health related issues, and attend a language program in Spanish or a Mayan language. Students will assist with basic patient care, such as taking blood pressure, glucose reading and other medical measurements. In preparation for this program, students are required to attend 8 sessions during E-day activities period to learn how about the medical procedures they will be asked to perform.
Location: Xela, Guatemala
Host Family Experience: Because cultural immersion is such an important part of our exchange program students will stay with a host family during this program.
Length of Stay: 8 days
Language Requirements: None
Grade Level: All years are invited to apply.
Program Dates: Tentatively February 15-23, 2020
Program Cost: Aproximately $3600-3800(Not including airfare)
Cost includes board, meals, travel within Guatemal and activity fees. Expenses that are not included are, airfare, personal items and services such as passport fees, phone calls and personal spending money. Final cost is determined by participants. Limited financial assistance is available.