Guatemala

Gain real world experience in Pediatric Dysphagia this summer through service learning in Guatemala!

From the city of Antigua, students study the anatomy and neurophysiology of normal swallowing and pathophysiology in infants and children. Through this didactic course on dysphagia assessment, treatment, management and models of delivery, you’ll gain practical experience working with the community through volunteer hours at a local orphanage and/or hospital. Through your volunteer work and class readings, you’ll obtain the necessary skills for understanding embryological development, normal swallowing and neurophysiology in infants and young children, the development of feeding skills, and the identification, treatment and management of dysphagia disorders.

ATTENTION: Students must contact Dr. Colodny before applying to the program.

Graduate Course: *This program is limited to St. John's Students*

  • CSD 341: Management of Pediatric Dysphagia in a Developing Country*

*Please note that this is a popular program with limited space. We strongly advise that students apply well before the application deadline to improve their chances of securing a space in the program.

Credit: TBD

Professor:   Nancy Colodny, Ed.D.

Dates: May 20—29, 2014*
*Please speak to Dr. Colodny before making travel arrangements.

Accommodations: TBD

Meals: TBD

Program Fee: $990 plus tuition (airfare NOT included)

*Please note: Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.

**Looking for ways to help with the costs of studying abroad this summer? Check out the Licari scholarship outlined on our Grants and Scholarships page!

***Attention all Graduate Students***
Please also not that, at this time, graduate students are unable to apply through the St. John's UIS system. Graduate students must submit a completed paper application and an approved course option sheet to the Office of Global Studies. Be sure to have the course option signed by your dean or academic advisor to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of study.