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  • Life-Altering Experiences

    Global Public Service Academies
Maumee Valley Country Day School is excited to partner with Global Public Service Academies (GPSA) to empower our students to become active global leaders by collaborating with local authorities to promote health equity in underserved communities in Guatemala.

Benefits of Traveling with GPSA

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  • Develop cross-cultural understanding

  • Explore community and social issues

  • Learn about other cultures

  • Learn basic medical interventions

  • Participate in a working, immersion experience

  • Practice second language skills through immersion

  • Receive daily language instruction

  • Travel the world helping others

Accepted students into the GPSA program have the unique opportunity to learn through hands-on service. They have direct access to the community by offering clinical screenings and providing health education activities.

Students start their Intensive rotation with a one-week pre-trip session co-taught by Maumee Valley faculty and members of the GPSA faculty. During their travels, students explore the community and social issues while developing their cross-cultural understanding and learning basic medical interventions like measuring blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate, respiration rate, and temperature. Students stay on-site with local host families, work in medical clinics, and receive daily language instruction.

This incredible opportunity allows students to participate in a working, immersion experience. While the physical and intellectual challenges of a GPSA trip are many, the rewards are great. 

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    Global Public Service Academies
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