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International Community Service Learning with the Department of Social Work

Term To Study: Summer 2013
Application Deadline: Apr 01, 2013
Program Starts: May 19, 2013
Program Ends: Jun 02, 2013
Major 1: Social Work
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $1,850
Program Locations: Antigua
Contact Phone: 304-876-5337
Contact Name: Dr. Geri Crawley-woods
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Airport transport
- 3 meals a day
- Home stay with a Guatemalan family
- Trip to Lake Atitlan
- One-on-one Spanish language instruction
- Community Service Learning Project
- Trip to Camino Seguro in Guatemala City
- Museum entry
What is not Included: - Fees for obtaining or renewing a passport
- Ancillary fees charges by the airlines (baggage, food, etc)
- Health and travel insurance
- Money for souvenirs and incidentals
- Tuition payment for course credit (if desired)
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Program Description

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the past and present social context in Guatemala, gain a greater understanding of the global dynamics of power and poverty, and contribute to the community through service projects. Students will construct a home for an impoverished family, join Guatemalan Social Workers on home visits, receive one-on-one Spanish language instruction, and have the opportunity to build personal relationships through local home stays with Guatemalan families. Open to all majors. Students ma y register for SOWK 399 for 3 elective credits, but this is not required to join in this experience.

Quick Facts

Population: 14099032
Capital: Guatemala
Per-capita GDP: $ 5100
Size: 108889 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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