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International Educational Experience in Paraguay

Application Information for:

School Information

Application Process

  1. Application deadline: We inform Mirian of your interest by March 21.  Complete Application due by July 15
  2. See Site Specific Applications Folder for the application
  3. The students need to present the following requirements:
    1. Minimum Intermediate Spanish for most locations.  Confirm Spanish level with a letter from a language instructor or via a Skype interview with Mirian
    2. Objective letter
    3. KUMC Postulation letter (We have a letter from the Dean for you)
    4. Submit everything to our office. We will scan and email it to the contact as well as mail it by FedEx to the coordinator

Application Fees

There is a $100 nonrefundable application fee.

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

Elective Rotation Locations

  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 (Fluent Spanish required)

Housing

  1. 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.
  2. Meal costs: About $10 per meal.

VISA

  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: http://www.consulparny.com/ingles/html/visas.html

Passport

If you do not already have a passport, I would encourage you to start that process. Here is the link to the US State Department website that addresses passport applications: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/processing-times.html

 


Past Years

2015

  • Expenses
  • Journals
  • Papers
  • Powerpoints
  • Tips


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Last modified: Apr 02, 2019
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