Visas and Insurance
Normally speaking, all of North/Central/South America and the Caribbean do not need a visa to enter Guatemala. However, Bolivia, Dominica (not the Dominican Republic), Ecuador, Suriname, Cuba, and Haiti are an exception and most likely require one. All western and some eastern European countries do not need a visa to enter Guatemala.
When you enter the country customs will give you a 90-day stay that can be renewed for an additional 90-days if needed. If you plan to renew the visa, budget $30-40USD to cover transportation, photo, and the application fee.
If you would like to read more about the visa process or find out if your country needs a visa, you can read more at LonelyPlanet or you can visit the Guatemalan immigration site for a complete list of nations that do and don’t need visas Here.
We strongly recommend that every student has an international medical insurance for the full 5-month duration of the school (both lecture and outreach phase). A good affordable company used by many missionaries around the world is Talent Trust, you can visit their website here.