This seminar and service-learning experience introduces students to health and healing in Guatemala, one of many developing countries in the Americas with significant poverty and health care needs. Classroom and field experiences focus on: 1) traditional and Western medical systems and their articulation within the health care system of Guatemala; and 2) the nature and treatment of selected health conditions that confront the population. A service-learning experience in the highlands of Guatemala exposes students to both Western and traditional health care settings and providers as well as opportunities to assist with ongoing health promotion projects. Objectives of this course include students’ analyzing issues concerning cultural sensitivity and biases that interfere with access and delivery of health care, including those of health care providers, family, and community. By the end of the semester, students will have had an opportunity to appraise one’s own cultural sensitivity in light of the course and travel experience.
Guatemala (Guatemala City, Antigua, Quetzaltenango)
Faculty Leader(s): Tyshaneka Saffold, Nursing
Course Number(s): 50:705:399
Class Meeting Times
Mondays 6:00pm – 8:50 pm on select meeting dates (TBD)
Program Travel Dates
March 8-16, 2024
Program Cost: Approximately $3,100*
Program Cost Includes:
International health insurance
Some meals and excursions
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Passport, visa, or airport entrance or exit fees (if applicable)
*Upon completion of this application and acceptance into the course, the Office of International Students & Global Programs will register you in the course. You cannot register yourself for this course.
*Program cost is in addition to tuition, is approximate, and is subject to change.
*To withdraw, contact the Office of International Students & Global Programs at email@example.com. Remember: once you sign the Camden Financial Responsibility Statement, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.