Global Education and Study Abroad

Alternative Spring Break 2015 - Patanatic, Guatemala

The Global Education and Study Abroad Office and the Office of Student Life are co-sponsoring an alternative spring break for Park University nursing students to Patanatic, Guatemala.

Park students who are committed to civic engagement, serving others and making a difference are invited to apply.

Medical volunteers will collaborate with local leaders to provide primary health care to families of the community of Patanatic and surrounding areas. Most families have no medical history available. General heath assessments will also be part of the volunteer work. Non-medical volunteers will support the educational activities of the water sanitation, and hygiene program that includes: installing water filters, cooking stoves, latrines, monitoring the use and operation of the filter at the home of the families, participating in de-worming campaigns, reforestation and other activities at the schools.

Please complete this online application to apply. 

As no courses are required in conjunction with this program, financial aid is not available for students. The sponsoring offices will be assisting accepted applicants with fundraising opportunities.

For more information, please contact Priyata Shrestha, (816) 584-6580.


Dates: March 7-15, 2015

Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis only!

Application deadline: December 1, 2014

Program fee: $1,500 (subject to final arrangements)

Included: program fee, lodging, meals, cultural activities, airfare, onsite transportation.

Please do not forget to submit the $200 deposit! 

Students in Guatemala