Guatemala Medical Mission with NOVA
About this trip
Your help is needed! In partnership with Nova Southeastern University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Public Health, International Medical Relief (IMR) has been asked to provide medical care and public health to these families most in need. Your team will be hosting public health-focused clinics where education and health promotion are key factors for long-term sustainability for the local communities. You will work in the area in and around San Juan treating hundreds of patients who have found refuge here.
7-Day, 6-Night All-Inclusive Tour
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You will fly into Guatemala City and then travel to the vibrant city of Antigua, about 45 minutes by taxi, commercial shuttle, or IMR arranged transportation. You and your team will be staying in Antigua for the week in a beautiful hotel. Antigua is a beautiful Colonial city with cobblestone streets and an old-world feel that will help you recharge after a busy day in clinic. Plan to arrive in Antigua by 5:00 pm to join your team for dinner and an orientation meeting to help prepare you for the amazing work you will be doing during your trip.
A buffet of fresh fruit and traditional Guatemalan breakfast cuisine will help you start the day out right. After enjoying breakfast as a team in the cool morning air in Antigua, you and the team will go out to surrounding communities 30 minutes to 1.5 hours outside of town. These areas have been identified as having the highest need. Lunch will be provided to you in clinic. In the evening, you will have a thorough debrief with your team and team leader. Your meals are all included at your accommodation, however, you are also welcome to go into town with your fellow team members and enjoy the many restaurants and cuisines Antigua has to offer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After your first two days of clinic, you will have a full free day in Antigua to explore, shop, relax at the hotel, or go tour the volcanoes and Chocolate Museum! In the evening you and the team will share a meal together and gear up for your next two days of clinic.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will continue serving communities in the areas surrounding Antigua and provide care to the individuals that can’t access medical and dental care for a variety of reasons. The smiles you get from your patients will keep you in fine spirits throughout the week! You’ll debrief upon returning to your hotel and enjoy a lovely dinner. Your meals are all included at your accommodation, but you are also welcome to go into town with your fellow team members and enjoy the many restaurants and cuisines Antigua has to offer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
In the morning, breakfast will be included for you and the team at the hotel and then you will be free to take a tour, join your extension group, or transport to the airport – all dependent on when you will be flying out of Guatemala City. Thank you for a great trip!
About Worldwide Navigators
Worldwide Navigators is a full-service travel agency that fosters an environment where curiosity can flourish, lead to learning, and expand the breadth of a traveler’s global understanding. With 20 years of experience planning medical missions through International Medical Relief, we provide groups with a unique, safe, and culturally-engaging adventure. Through comprehensive tour consulting, itinerary customization and purpose at the heart of each tour, every traveler is sure to have a unique and powerful experience.
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