Travel this summer to the beautiful Guatemalan mountain town of Nebaj for an interactive stay with the local Ixhil Maya community. Under the direction of faculty leaders/researchers Drs. Michael Hughes and Jule Gomez de Garcia, experience the practical benefits of Spanish language instruction while enjoying a taste of the traditional Mayan way of life.
During your time abroad you will:
Planned excursions include the following:
July 8 - 25
Spanish taught at multiple levels: 101, 102, 201, 202, or 366
MLAN 331: World Languages & Their Speakers; satisfies upper-division Social Science General Education (DD) requirement
Language of Instruction:
Spanish for the intensive language portion; English for MLAN 331
Up to 7 units, comprised of the following:
Spanish 101 or 102 = 4 units
Spanish 201, 202, or 366 = 3 units
MLAN 331/DD (upper-division standing required for enrollment): 3 units
Participants will stay in shared rooms at a local lodge near the Ixhil community center. Wifi access will be available, though connection speeds are considerably slower than U.S. standards. Bathrooms are shared.
Healthy, traditional food will be prepared by local families. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
$2,495 + Extended Learning Fees (estimated at $317-$637)
All fees include tuition, room and board, medical insurance, and local area excursions. Airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost, but estimated at $1,150.
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Summer in Guatemala 2017 Application:
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