Guatemala (IFMSA-Guatemala) - Universidad Rafael Landivar
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
4700000
700
Emergency, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Surgery General, Traumatology
Ferbruary-April (But not the month easter takes place), July-August, October-November
15 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Yes
Yes

The same as the exchange conditions of the country.
http://ifmsa.org/exchange/scope/explore/conditions/view/113

https://www.facebook.com/ASOCEM-Land%C3%ADvar-952682681455440/?fref=ts
LEOs
Sophia Echeverria
OVERVIEW

Universidad Rafael Landivar was the 2nd LC to join the SCOPE family. It's a private university where people with great potential attend. Since it's not public, not many people have the capacity to attend to this university, but the ones who do tend to be very dedicated workers. Since your exchange will take place in the capital, you will find and coexist with members of other LCs too. https://www.url.edu.gt/PortalURL/Contenido.aspx?o=5824&s=3

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

The university is located in zone 16. It's a 15 to 30 minute drive to the hospital that is avaivable, which is:

  • Hospital Roosevelth in zone 11, which is a public hospital
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
BOARDING

Must students who you'll be staying with are stundents who will go on a SCOPE exchange or have already went, so they'll try to provide you with all of the comodities they received or hope to receive, which include:

  • Room cleaning
  • Hot water
  • Help with transportation
  • Part of the social program
  • WI-FI
  • Others

The host student will always provide you with, at the very least, one meal per day. Not pocket money will be given.

LODGING

Same as boarding.

TRANSPORTATION

Since all the hospitals are in the city, the most common, and probably the safest, way of transportation is by car. Taking a cab (which would cost you about 4$) or going on a Transmetro (buses ran by the government, which would cost about 0.15$) are viable and safe options. Since they are all in the city, it shouldn't take long to get to your destination. To get to other parts of the country, you can go in minibuses with other tourists and natives for about 20$.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Guatemala is a very culturally diverse country with many new experiences for you. You can take trips to the very unique touristic places like Semuc Champey and Panajachel, or enjoy the amazing night-life of Antigua Guatemala or Ciudad Viva, whichever suits you best. You will be joined and organized by members of ASOCEM who will make sure you have the best experience possible.

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