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Guatemala (Public Health)

The Southern Connecticut State University

Department of Public Health Presents:

International Field Study in Guatemala

Guatemala PCH Application (PDF)- Please fill out and return to Engleman Hall 220.

The Summer Program in Guatemala (Public Health) offers students the opportunity to remove themselves from the traditional classroom setting and be immersed in the rich culture and vast beauty of Guatemala. Thick jungle, mountain terrain, and interior lakeside Mayan villages provide an electrifying backdrop for this intensive Public Health investigation of developing nation.

Over a 15-day period, this study will address such topics as social, culture, political, and economic determinants; endemic disease; environmental health and organization; and financing and delivery of health care. While immersed in the rich culture of Guatemala, students will attend daily classes, tour selected health facilities, and travel to remote Mayan villages and interact with local residents.

Daily lectures and discussions groups, along with visits to a variety of interesting health facilities, complement extensive fieldwork. This unique, hands-on curriculum is designed to give student a meaningful view of Guatemalan life through interaction with its peoples and social institutions.

Courses (Public Health):

Graduate students:
PCH 570 - International Field Studies in Health (6 cr.)

Undergraduate students:
PCH 490 - Health Studies Abroad (6 cr.)

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(203) 392-5222 or

Deposit will be returned to student if program application is rejected by Program Director.

 For additional information and application contact:

Dr. William G. Faraclas
Department of Public Health
(203) 392-6969