GUATEMALA

GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA

Work alongside Guatemalan doctors to provide public health access to rural indigenous communities. Explore Guatemala's diverse cultures, traditions and history at the heart of the Mayan Empire.

Highlights

FOR THE GUATEMALA: GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA™ PROGRAM

  • Gain hands-on healthcare experience in rural indigenous communities
  • Be trained by medical professionals and get certified in CPR & First-Aid
  • Shadow medical professionals and observe best practices for providing health services
  • Shop at the largest indigenous craft market in the Western Hemisphere
  • Venture across sacred Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world

GUATEMALA

GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA

Program Overview

On this program you will be immersed in public health and sanitation projects taking place in the heart of indigenous communities. Work alongside local medical professionals and, with their guidance, gain field experience by providing care to communities whose access to healthcare is limited. Be trained by professionals and get certified in CPR & Basic First Aid. You’ll be captivated by the fascinating Maya heritage and splendid Central American landscapes. And while a focus on healthcare and medicine is at the core of this program, every GLA experience also includes adventure! Zipline through Guatemalan mountains and journey across the sacred and awe-inspiring Lake Atitlán.

GUATEMALA

GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA

Community Service

Shadow and assist local medical professionals as they provide free health checks, basic physical exams and assessments. Learn firsthand about the importance of providing free and quality care to communities that wouldn’t otherwise have access to it. After a little bit of learning, put your new medical Spanish into practice as you accompany qualified professionals offering medical care!

Immersive Learning

Gain exposure to a variety of healthcare settings and further your understanding of how political, economic and environmental disparities have a collective impact on global health. Learn about many key issues rural communities in Guatemala face, such as access to healthcare and public health initiatives. Also, confront the challenges of preserving indigenous culture in a modernizing world. Be trained by medical professionals and get certified in CPR & First-Aid. You will visit an organic coffee plantation on-program, and learn from master artisans about traditional Guatemalan arts such as weaving. You will learn to dance salsa and nibble tasty treats in a Guatemalan chocolate class. Finally, to fully immerse yourself in the culture, you will participate in a traditional wedding ceremony and meet with a local shaman, an experience you will never forget!

Adventure

Explore the ancient and famous archaeological ruins at Iximche, a fully-functioning Maya ceremonial site. Hike to Laguna Chicabal, a crater lake at the base of a volcano, as you discover the mystique and nature of Guatemala. Zipline through Guatemalan mountains and enjoy the breathtaking views. Discover the magical city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get acquainted with its colonial treasures. For a weekend excursion, journey across the sacred Lake Atitlán and shop at the Chichicastenango market, the largest indigenous craft market on the continent!

Lodging

Home Base is an enclosed compound located in the mountainous valley of the city of Xela, where students can feel the tranquility and peace of the surroundings. Students stay in gender-segregated rooms and have access to shared bathrooms with hot and cold water. The harmonious atmosphere and common spaces offer students and staff a strong sense of community.

GUATEMALA

GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

14-Day Program
2024 Dates
JUL 06 – JUL 19, 2024
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,599
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-18
Lodging: Enclosed Compound

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, an application fee and $600 deposit are required.

Backed by our 5-Point Safety System™

GLA HOME BASE:
SAFE & SECURE LODGING
CARING SUPERVISION &
EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
SAFE
TRANSPORTATION
HEALTHY FOOD
& PURE WATER
24/7 SUPPORT &
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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GUATEMALA

GLOBAL HEALTH IN THE LAND OF THE MAYA

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