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Guatemala, 2012

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Dates
23 Apr 2012 to 15 May 2012

Cost
$1,500

Location(s)
San Pedro La Laguna and Rio Dulce

While traveling on the 2012 WSU Study Abroad Program to Guatemala, you’ll have the great opportunity to experience Guatemalan culture first-hand as you attend lectures, teach Mayan women business and micro financing concepts, and participate in excursions to fantastic destinations. You’ll visit culturally and ecologically rich sites such as museums, archaeological sites, and nature reserves around Lake Atitlan and Rio Dulce. This fantastic opportunity is a favorite of WSU students, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can!

Registration for this program is NOW OPEN. If you want to join WSU for this amazing opportunity, sign up as soon as possible – spots will go fast!

Destination(s) of Program: Guatemala
Dates of Program: April 23 – May 15, 2012
Program Directors: Dr. Alica Giralt; Dolores Jasmer, M.A.
Email: agiralt@weber.edu, djasmer@weber.edu

Academics

 

For participating in this Spanish Study Abroad, you will receive credit in two courses of the following:

  • WS 4830/SPAN 3850 – Culture of Guatemalan Women*
  • SPAN 3720 – Spanish for Microfinancing*
  • SPAN 3000 – Proficiency Devlopment**
  • SPAN 2851 – Study Abroad**

*Prerequisite of SPAN 3060 or signature from instructor.
**Prerequisite of SPAN 2020 or signature from instructor.

Faculty

Dr. Alicia Giralt Dr. Giralt has taught culture and civilization courses at WSU since 1992. She has led study abroad programs since 1993 with high ratings from her students. This will be the fourth year of her micro financing program.
Dolores Jasmer, M.A. Jasmer has been an adjunct faculty member since 1992. This will be the fourth year she has partnered with Dr. Giralt in this
humanitarian effort.

 

Itinerary

April 23-27 Classes at WSU (8-10 a.m.)
April 29 Depart SLC for Guatemala
April 30-May 10 Humanitarian work in San Pedro La Laguna.
May 11-May 14 Excursion to archaeological and nature reserve in Rio Dulce
May 15 Return to SLC

 

Details

The tentative cost of the program will include:

  • Housing
  • Some Meals
  • Excursions
  • All domestic Transportations
  • Faculty

The cost does not include your passport, a Visa, if required, international airfare, incidentals, any unscheduled travel, and excess baggage cost.

This program is open to all WSU students and members of the community age 18 and older; however preference will be given to WSU students. All participants should have at least four semesters of Spanish (or equivalent). People in reasonably good health should have little concern for any physical demands. All participants must have a valid passport and must provide proof of that passport to the Study Abroad Office at least 90 days prior to the departure date.

 

Payment Schedule

$500 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
Remainder due no later than April 1, 2012.

You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, by phone with a credit card, 626-6600, or 1-800-848-7700, extension 6600.

 

The Fine Print

If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded in full. Any refunds for withdrawal from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves, all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with Study Abroad and the program director.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at
(801) 626-6600.