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Guatemala is a predominantly poor country that struggles in several areas of health and development with little access to primary care and health education. Hundreds of short term medical mission teams serve in Guatemala each year. This course will begin by exploring the topic of medical missions.
Students will also explore the preparation needed for healthcare workers serving in Guatemala - safety, cultural competence, basic Spanish, appropriate use of interpreters, medical skills for resource poor environments and team-building. Students will meet on campus May 4-8.
Students will travel to Antigua, Guatemala May 9-17, 2020 for a hands-on medical mission experience. In Antigua, students will work with a local physician to provide various health screenings and health education to coffee workers and their families using "pop-up" clinics. Outside of clinic time, students will explore Antigua by foot, assist local Guatemalan cooks in meal preparation for the team, and visit the local Antigua market. Excursions include a Guatemala City tour, access to a local museum, and a day trip hiking the Pacaya Volcano.
Finally, the course will include a post experience debrief and student presentations on campus May 20-22.
Please review program dates (this program will have classes in Nashville prior to departure and upon return). Please make necessary arrangements for your time in Nashville.
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Guatemala. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
- Guatemala City tour
- Access to local museum
- Day trip hiking the Pacaya Volcano
- NUR 3111: Focused Experiential Learning: Medical Missions (Must meet nursing prerequisites: Foundations of Care Management, Foundations of Experiential Learning & Introduction to Pharmacology.)
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)
1. Program Fee: $2,500:
This fee will include airfare, housing, transportation, food, and excursions.
Costs not covered by the program fee include: Tuition, c
ourse texts/supplies, some meals, personal expenses.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.
Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance
Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Break Programs: November 15
- Maymester Programs: February 1
- Summer Programs: February 15
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
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Dr. Jamie Adam
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
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Dr. Sara Camp
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