27 Apr 2014 to 21 May 2014
From $1,968.78 to $2,121.53, depending on the number of students.
San Pedro La Laguna and Rio Dulce
While traveling on the 2013 WSU Study Abroad Program to Guatemala, you’ll have the great opportunity to experience Mayan 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 opening soon! 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 27 May 21, 2014|
|Program Directors:||Dr. Alicia Giralt; Dolores Jasmer, M.A.|
For participating in this Spanish Study Abroad, you will receive credit in two of the following courses:
- WS 4830/SPAN 3850 – Culture of Guatemalan Women*
- SPAN 3720 – Spanish for Microfinancing*
- SPAN 3000 – Proficiency Development**
- SPAN 2851 – Study Abroad**
*Prerequisite of SPAN 3060 or signature from instructor.
**Prerequisite of SPAN 2020 or signature from instructor.
|Dr. Alicia Giralt||Dr. Giralt has taught culture and civilization courses at WSU since 1999. She has led study abroad programs since 2000 with high ratings from her students. This will be the fifth year of her micro financing program.|
|Dolores Jasmer, M.A.||Jasmer has been an adjunct faculty member since 2000. This will be the fifth year she has partnered with Dr. Giralt in this humanitarian effort.|
|Before Program||Classes at WSU (8-10 a.m.)|
|April 27||Depart SLC for Guatemala|
|April 28 – May 16||Classes and Humanitarian work in San Pedro La Laguna.|
|May 17 – 20||Excursion to archaeological sites and nature reserve in Rio Dulce|
|May 21||Return to SLC|
The tentative cost of $1,968.78 to $2,121.53 (depending on number of students) will include:
- Most Meals
- All domestic Transportations
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.
$500 non-refundable deposit due December 1, 2013.
$250 payment due January 7, 2014.
$250 payment due February 1, 2014.
$250 payment due March 1, 2014.
Remainder due no later than April 1, 2014.
You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, by phone with a credit card, 626-6600.
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.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at