1. A passport and visa are required to enter Paraguay
  2. U.S. citizens arriving by air may obtain a "Visa en Arribo" (visa upon arrival) at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion. The current fee for the Visa en Arribo is $160, payable in U.S. currency (credit cards not accepted)
  3. If not arriving at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, prior to traveling to Paraguay, you must apply for a visa in person or by  secure messenger at the Paraguayan Embassy in Washington, DC, or the nearest Paraguayan Consulate, and you must pay a fee. 
  4. For more information:


Econ. Mirian Mongelos: <>
Gerente de Proyectos
Ruy Diaz de Melgarejo 825 casi Hernando de la Rivera
Barrio Los Laureles
Tel. (595 21) 662063 Int. 102
Asunción - Paraguay

Application Process:

  1. Application Information
  2. Deadline: We must inform Mirian of your preferred location by March 21.  Complete application is due July 15
  3. Intermediary- fluent Spanish level is required

Application Fees: 
Application form + $ 100 application fee (nonrefundable)

Rotation Information:         

  1. Asuncion: Hospital de Clínicas Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Hospital Bautista, Instituto de Medicina Tropical
  2. Cuidad del Este: Hospital Regional de la Universidad Nacional del Este
  3. Encarnacion: (we need to confirm which hospitals will be available there because our contact  is Dra. Baran and now she is the Vice Minister of Health) 
  4. Fram: Community Health Center
  5. Hospital Mennonita Km 81 (near Encarnacion)
  6. San Estanislao (Santani): Regional Health Center

Depending on the place the student chooses for the medical elective, the coordinator can find a host family or an apartment for the student. 
            The cost is about $250 per month.

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