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Service Learning Project in Guatemala

Service Learning Project in Guatemala

Service Learning Project in Guatemala

    Noemi Creagan
      Phone: (239) 590-7426
      Office: Modular 1/room 28

      Michael McDonald
      Phone: (239) 590-7212
      Office: Whitaker 249

    This program is organized by the anthropology program with the goal to provide a culturally immersive experience through partnership with an indigenous woman’s weaving association in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Participants will learn about the history and tradition of indigenous weaving communities, take weaving lessons, and in return provide service.

    Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, is surrounded by two volcanoes – Santa Maria and Santiaguito. It is the second largest city in Guatemala and its main commercial center. Xela is also the heart of the Quiche Maya people.

    Program duration – July 15-25, 2010


    Students of all majors are welcome to apply. Anthropology majors will fulfill curriculum requirement – cultural immersion experience. This is a non-credit program.

    This program takes up to 10 students, who are in good academic standing, for a 10 day stay in Guatemala. All expenses are paid through students efforts. Once approved to participate student is required to submit a commitment letter. This letter will indicate involvement in organizing fund raising activities, participation at meetings, and collaboration with Guatemala association. The Anthropology Club will supply partial funds for the trip.

    How to Apply

    Submit application form and $100 non-refundable program fee


    • $800 per person

    Included in the Cost

    • Home stays
    • Most meals
    • In-country airport pick up/drop-off
    • International health insurance
    • Airline ticket
    • Weaving lessons

    Not included in the Cost

    • Costs with passport
    • Tours
    • Sunday meals

    For more information

    Noemi Creagan - (239) 590-7426, - modular 1/room 28

    Michael McDonald - (239) 590 7212, Whitaker 249