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  • Locations: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Country: Guatemala Program Advisor: Søren Peterson
Program Description:
USD Nursing in Guatemala

Guatemala 2015
This program offers USD Nursing students a unique opportunity to conduct a week-long clinical training exercise in a rural Guatemalan community. In conjunction with Nursing Heart International and Guatemala Esperanza, participants will spend one week delivering health care and other needs to a rural Guatemalan village. Working within the community, participants will forge new relationships with the people of Guatemala, better understand how to work among diverse populations, and develop unique skills as a nurse. The clinical and service experience will be complimented with cultural activities that will help participants put into perspective the complex health care and education needs of the local community. For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Magorian by emailing

This experience is open to students enrolled in NURS 471 and 440.

ADVISORY ON ZIKA VIRUS: please read about the travelers health and the zika virus risks at the bottom of this page under Section IV. Program Logistics & Health Advisory.

Application deadline: April 7, 2017

Travel dates:
October 7-14, 2017

A more detailed daily itinerary of activities will be made available closer to the program's start date.

Participants will fly as a group and will depart from either Omaha or Sioux Falls on Oct. 7, and will return on Oct. 14. The cost of the group flight is included in the program fee below.

Estimated program fee: $2140 (subject to change)

The estimated program fee, includes:
  • Round-trip international airfare from either Sioux Falls or Omaha
  • Lodging
  • All meals (except travel days)
  • On-site transportation
  • 24/7 on-site support by expert, knowledgeable staff who live in Guatemala
  • Comprehensive international insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation
Payment schedule:
Deposit $200 DUE: May 15, 2017
Final payment $1940 (est) DUE: September 1, 2017

Withdrawal and refund schedule:
Before August 21, 2017 Up to $200, will be determined based on date of withdrawal
After August 21, 2017 Full program fee/no refund

Federal financial aid:
Since this program happens in conjunction with a regular USD nursing course, financial aid may apply toward some of the program costs. If you wish to explore options for using financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.

1. PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION: Please be advised this program may require an extensive amount of walking on cobblestone and uneven pavement, traveling on low maintenance roads, riding small buses, and walking up and down stairs, among other strenuous physical activity. Participants must contact USD Global Learning and/or USD Disability Services at least 30 days prior to departure to discuss ADA accommodations.

2. VACCINATIONS: The CDC recommends, though does not require vaccination against typhoid and Hepatitis A and B for travel in Guatemala. Please note: these vaccinations are routine and commonly prescribed/recommended when traveling to places in Africa, Central and South America, and Asia.

ZIKA VIRUS: The current outbreak of the Zika virus has elevated concern for travelers' health in the Americas. General advice provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)  and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise women who are pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the next 2 years to re-consider their travel plans. All travelers are strongly advised to wear long sleeves and pants to protect as much as skin as possible, and to use mosquito

Review health-related travel risks to Central America and Guatemala at