Integrated Learning Experience

Medical Support Center

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founded in 2005
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Coordinator | Integrated Learning
Coordinator | Integrated Learning
Our Medical Internship program is designed to give real-world experience under a clinical setting to medical students, professionals, and people in healthcare. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups

We partner with clinics, small hospitals, labs, and treatment centers to provide opportunities for people to develop professionally and to help at the same time. By joining our program you will be placed in a clinic where you can learn skills by shadowing medical professionals and interacting with patients. Depending on your area of expertise and interest, we will match you with the best suited option.

For interns that have experience in lab work, there is the opportunity to aid in laboratory diagnostics.

The medical program is meant for medical students 3rd year and above and professionals. It’s important that interns are able to communicate in Spanish. If your Spanish skills are not well developed we encourage you to take some medical Spanish classes with us prior to your internship.

The minimum commitment to the internship is of 4 weeks.

Each of our destinations offers different options for medical internships

Who is this program better for? 

Medical students 3rd year and above and medical professionals


What could I be doing?

-Conducting health and hygiene workshops in rural schools.

-Helping doctors by measuring patients vital signs.

-Shadowing doctors in procedures.

-Organizing the clinic’s pharmacy.

-Patient diagnosis assistance.

-Participating in medical outreach campaigns in villages (if one overlaps with your service time)

-Teaching indigenous families in rural areas about basic health measures and nutrition.

Typical day

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day, monday through thursday. The center will provide you any equipment that you need. You will be working with the personal of the center.

Details on Arrival

All year

Free-time activities

As the birthplace of the ancient Mayans, Guatemala is loaded with more cultural and historical attractions than almost any other country in Central America. In addition, it also offers plenty of peaceful fishing villages, busy local textile markets, and natural beauty in the form of lush tropical jungles, colorful coral reefs, active volcanoes, and breathtaking black sand beaches. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the culture, spend your time relaxing on the beach, or get your adrenaline pumping by joining a safari or heading to a theme park, here are the 25 best things Guatemala has to offer.
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Health at University level
Required Documents
CV, background check and application form and passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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We refund your fees if Integrated Learning Experience cancels your trip
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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Integrated Learning Experience.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Integrated Learning Experience (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Integrated Learning Experience
We are using the fees to pay
  • Accommodation
    Participation in cultural activities.
  • On call support throughout the service.
  • Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
  • Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement
  • Welcome at airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.
Airport Pickup at La Aurora International Airport

One of our coordinators will pick you up at the airport and take you to your guest family. The trip is around 2 hours.

Accommodation
Host family , in private room with bathroom shared with your family, normally hot water.
Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Two meals per day
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Guatemala.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Guatemala provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,057
6 weeks
$ 1,352
8 weeks
$ 1,647
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,647
Average fees
$ 208 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Guatemala/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Integrated Learning Experience will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Guatemala.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas Central America Guatemala  Guatemala,  Antigua Guatemala

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