Mayan Medical Aid – Global Health Education Projects
Details: Mayan Medical Aid is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 with the express purpose of funding medically related projects to benefit the Mayan Indians of Guatemala and Southern Mexico. Mayan Medical Aid is currently offering scholarships to students taking Medical & Dental Spanish elective in Santa Cruz La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Eligibility: Medical/Dental/Nursing/Other Health Care Students; Pre-Medical; Pre-Nursing; Undergraduate students.
Duration: 4 weeks.
Cost: Medial & Dental Spanish elective costs $1000 student donation (in addition to $1,200 scholarship).
Scholarships: Currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Child Family Health International – Global Health Education Programs & Community Health Initiatives
Details: “Child Family Health International (CFHI) is the leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. We model best global health education practices which demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity.” CFHI currently offers programs in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, and South Africa.
Eligibility: Senior level pre-medical students, Post-bacc pre-medical students, Gap year pre-medical students, Nursing students, and Naturpathic students.
Duration: 4-8 weeks.
Cost: Variable depending on location ($1,600-$2,300).
Scholarships: CFHI offers occasional partial ($1000) and full scholarships for use towards CFHI program fees.
AIDE (Association of International Development and Exchange)
Details: Non-for-profit organization that offers international internship placements within the context of higher education. Medical internships in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina. Placement available in urban hospitals or rural clinics in fields of emergency medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, internal medicine, and surgery. Academic credit is available for eligible students.
Eligibility: Students in health-related fields.
Duration: 4-8 weeks.
Cost: Variable depending on location ($2,000-$3,000).