*** The College of Education Spring Break 2018 Study Abroad Program to Guatemala is currently full. Applications are now closed. ***
Guatemala is known as the "Land of Eternal Spring" because of its verdant and mild climate. It is also the home of ancient Mayan villages and beautiful colonial cities. While in Guatemala students will work in rural areas to improve primary school infrastructure, visit a local market, and teach a lesson to local children. While experiencing the distinct beauty of Guatemala's towns, villages, and ancient ruins, students will do work that strengthens communities and families. You will enjoy the beauty of the natural world while working in local community development projects and learning more about regional history, culture, and sustainability efforts.
Price (Estimate) :
- Boat tour on the lake in Panajachel
- Hiking rural villages
- Visit local markets
- Visit local churches
- Solidarity Project
- Visit special education school in Comalapa
- Tour archaeological site at Iximche
- Mayan ceremony
- Plantation hike with local farmer's
- Visit Microcredit Weaving Market in San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Included in Program Fee :
- $1,225 plus $60 insurance fee
Not Included in the Program Fee :
- 3 units of SDSU resident credit
- 3 Meals a day including snacks and clean water
- In-country ground transportation
- Service projects
- Presentations by local experts
- Travel Medical & Repatriation insurance and first aid
- 24 on-site support
Additional Information :
- Round-trip airfare
- Passport and visa fees
- Food purchased from outside vendors
- Personal expenses
- Additional Information
Students must secure a passport and must present it to program director for inspection at least 45 days before departure. All participants in the Spring Break 2018 program must attend two pre-departure orientations meetings: 1. One through the College of Extended Studies (CES) (dates and location TBD), and 2. with a faculty member of the College of Education (date and location TBD). In order to participate in the Guatemala Study/Teach Abroad Program, you MUST attend both meetings.
For more information, visit the College of Education
For more information
- All participants enroll in the following SDSU course: Education 450: Global Cultural Experience Guatemala (3 Units SDSU resident credit).
- Professor : Dr. Andina Nieto Aste, SDSU College of Education
This course will be taught in English.
March 23 - 31, 2018
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State