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guatemala: International Field Study in Health


Guatemala 2016

July 31 - August 14, 2016


The Department of Public Health of Southern Connecticut State University provides graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn about public health firsthand in a developing country. This experience expands the world view of individuals from any discipline, and, therefore, participation is open to all -- including both graduate and undergraduate students of all majors. The unique learning tools developed for this six-credit course experience bring students into extensive contact with the people of Guatemala, and require collaborative efforts of participants.

Dr. William Faraclas, trip Director, has been taking students abroad since 1976, when the department offered its first International Field Study in Health in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Since 1995, the annual field study has been conducted in colorful Guatemala. This year, Southern's International Field Study in Health will be conducted, once again, in the fascinating country of Guatemala. The second poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, Guatemala is rich in human spirit and ruggedly beautiful terrain.

Dr. Deborah Flynn, trip Associate Director, has been accompanying students to Guatemala since 2010.