Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: Not available

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost: $300/week

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee, Non-medical volunteers

Type of Organization: Educational/volunteer placement organization

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic


Since June 2002, Pop Wuj has offered a Medical Spanish Program for medical students, providers, public health professionals, and other healthcare practitioners (e.g., doctors, nurses, paramedics). For years we have attracted a growing number of healthcare students and professionals who would like to learn Medical Spanish. The Medical Spanish Program provides health and medical education as well as clinical experience in Guatemala.
One of the most important goals of Pop Wuj’s Medical Spanish Program is to increase students’ cultural competency in addition to their Spanish language skills. To deliver healthcare in a compassionate way, with the knowledge of the culture and history of the population one works with, is an essential value to Pop Wuj’s vision of the Medical Spanish Program.

Organizational Base: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala