The Guatemala Service Immersion experience partners with NPH USA Guatemala program. Students will experience a one week service opportunity serving in an NPH orphanage.
Through this program, students will meet the amazing children, staff and volunteers of NPH and learn about their daily lives. Students will help out around the home (landscaping, working on the farm and kitchen and other service projects). In the afternoon, students will tutor the children of the center, join them for dinner and engage them in organized activities and games. Students will receive service credit for this seminar.
This program has two options for participation - the first is over Thanksgiving vacation (November 18 to 24) and the second is estimated to run for one week in June at the conlusion of the academic schol year. Final dates are determined based upon participation at the time of ticket purchase.
Participating in a service immersion trip is a privilege that must be approached with prayer, wisdom, and discernment. Students will need to fulfill all necessary requirements for pre trip departure, on sight experiences and post trip reflection. Students will meet with their group leaders for these preparation meetings several times throughout the school year. Students will receive service and retreat credit upon the completion of this progam.
Estimated at $1,600. Cost includes tuition, board, meals, travel within Gutatmala, and entrance fees. Expenses that are not included are: round trip airfare, a $20 exit fee, personal items, and services such as passport fees, phone calls, and personal spending money. (Final cost is determined by participation.) Financial aid is available through the application process.