Graduate Studies - International Counseling Practicum


Guatemala City homes


Guatemala City, Guatemala





This trip is planned as part of a continuing effort to refocus the international experience for counseling students in underdeveloped areas.


While in Guatemala, students will be introduced to social and ministry services that are attempting to alleviate individual suffering in hardship situations in Guatemala. Students will also meet leaders of indigenous and internal aid efforts as well as the people they serve. The experience is expected to be a life-changing event that will make students better counselors in the future.

Cost includes

  • Airfare from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to Guatemala City
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast and lunch (dinner at student's expense)
  • Tuition for three hours of academic credit
  • Transportation to all field trips and scheduled events
  • Boat rides
  • Travel insurance

NOTE: Passports are required. Cost to obtain a passport is not included in the overall price.

Trip Highlights

  • Boat ride on Lake Atitlan
  • Visits to indigenous villages
  • Visit to El Castillo Street Ministry and residential facility
  • Opportunity to assist with soup kitchen for the homeless
  • Play Therapy training for La Limonada Gangs Ministry
  • Opportunity to assist church ministry to indigent families at the dump. 

Course Offered

  • CNL 7033W: Social & Cultural Foundations (fulfills cultural experience component of course)


  • CNL 8903W: Selected Topics - Intercultural Counseling Experience*

     *Available for students who have already taken CNL 7033W.

Team Size: 15-20 students
Professors: TBD
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Deadline to Submit Applications: TBA

Download Application [PDF]

For More Information, Contact:

Marena Harmon
Graduate Counseling at John Brown University


Guatemala, Lake Atitlan