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Nursing in Guatemala

Program Details

This course explores healthcare issues and concerns for local populations found within rural Guatemala. It is designed to enhance awareness of diverse patient care issues, and expand cultural awareness with nursing skills. 10 days in Guatemala, 3 upper division credits. Service oriented healthcare opportunities with underprivileged citizens in rural areas. Explore Guatemala's history, its diverse cultures, and stunning natural wonders. Come and experience the Nursing role from a new perspective. The beautiful and kind people of Guatemala experience healthcare issues very unique to their environment and economic concerns. Be in service, provide much needed healthcare, and experience the beauty of Guatemala. 

Application due date: October 31st. Please complete the mandatory supplemental questionaire along with the short-term application. Selected applicants will be notified after October 31st.

Short-term application

Mandatory Supplemental Questionaire

Selection Criteria:

Participants must:

  • Be a BSN, MSN, or DNP student
  • Have a current RN license
  • Have a passport prior to program departure


  • Los Robles, Guatemala

Program Dates:

March 1st - March 10th, 2024


$2799 (Airfare Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule (This does not need to be followed exactly. It is a guide so you do not have to pay so much at the end, but you can pay as much or as little as you want so long as the trip is paid in full before you leave):

  • Deposit: $500
  • November 1- $500
  • December 1-$500
  • January 1- $500
  • Febuary 1- $500
  • March 1 - $299

Deposit: $500

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit and future payments online. Charges should show on your account within 24-48 hours after registration. If you want to pay with cash or check, please pay at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Includes: airfare, insurance, tuition, room and board, domestic transportation, and some meals. 

Not included: passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and some meals.


*Subject to change
March 1: Depart SLC and arrive in Guatemala City and Group orientation       
March 3- 7: Community clinic and outreach clinic work
March 8: sightseeing - Lake Atilan, Panajachel, and Santiago
March 9: Local nursing school visit
March 10: depart Guatemala and arrive in SLC

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in 

  • NRSG 4850: Guatemala Nursing and Service Learning Experience

Program Directors

Jamie Wankier -; 801-860-4485

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.