Summer Institute Alumni: New Opportunity for You!Mohamed Lake Atitlan

If you enjoyed your EWH Summer Institute experience and are looking for more opportunities to apply what you learned during the program, we have good news! EWH is excited to once again offer a Winter Institute in Guatemala with opportunities for SI alumni to participate.

For the second year, EWH has partnered with two universities: the Rochester Institute of Technology and George Mason University. Students from these universities will take the Summer Institute training course on campus during the fall semester to prepare for assisting hospitals during their winter break.

A small, selective group of Summer Institute alumni will be able to join the program. There will also be an in-country coordinator and technical assistant to help with challenging repairs or other issues. All participants will be provided with a homestay, all meals, and in-country transportation. Participants must purchase their own flights.

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Alumni receive a discounted tuition of $1800 to cover in-country costs. Applications are due by Friday, October 2nd. You will be notified about your acceptance by October 15.

There is a $20 application fee. If you would like to apply, please type in your first and last name, and click "Pay Now." Once you pay the application fee, the online application will appear for you to fill out. 

If you have any questions regarding this program or the application, please email us at



Guatemala Schedule

Sunday December 27 
Arrive in Guatemala City by 2 p.m., shuttle to Quetzaltenango, meet host families.

December 28 - December 31st
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Language, Culture and Equipment Orientation

January 1: New Years Celebration

January 2- 15
Weekdays: Work in partner hospital
Weekends: January 4 - 5, Sponsored Excursion.
January 11 - 12, free weekend to travel.

Saturday, January 16
Final conference in Quetzaltenango

Sunday, January 17
Depart Guatemala City no earlier than 11am

$20 application fee

You can also apply to our Winter program in Nepal using the same application and fee, just select your preferences when you apply.

For Nepal program details, click here. 

Download preview of application by clicking here

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