Typical Duration of Program
Global Public Service Academies is a chance for high school students to make a difference right now. Participants spend four weeks working in a developing world hospital or clinic. Afternoons are spent learning about medical measurements, language and cultural aspects of health care in resource-poor settings. Mornings are spent helping people in the hospital, clinic and community.
Participants will be able to conduct community health screenings, shadow physicians and other health professionals, work with individual patient interventions and help in other ways. GPSA is an opportunity for high school students to learn about health care in resource-poor settings and to make a difference - right now!
High school sophomores and juniors are eligible. Some seniors will be accepted. Open to any US citizen. Students should be interested in health careers, such as MD, RN, etc.
Once a participant arrives on the ground, all expenses are covered, including food, housing, educational materials, research materials, insurance, weekend excursions, home stay expenses, etc.
Volunteers are typically high school sophomores and juniors. However, some seniors will be accepted.
Independently or in Groups
in Groups of 5
We have financial aid for some participants.
The Global Public Service Academies were founded on the principal that high school students can make a difference right now. The GPSA for Health gives opportunities to high school students to help children, adults and the aged a chance at an improved quality of life.