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1 Jun 2014 to 25 Jun 2014

$2,120.00 (lower division) June 1-25, 2014 $1750.00 (upper division) June 8-25, 2014 Airfare not included

San Pedro La Laguna and Rio Dulce

While traveling on the 2014 WSU Study Abroad Program to Guatemala, you’ll have the great opportunity to experience Mayan culture first-hand as you attend lectures, classes, 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: June 1,2014 – June 25, 2014 (lower division) June 8,2014-June 25, 2014 (upper division)
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:

Lower Division students:

  • Spanish 1020   Spanish HU 1851
  • Spanish 2010   Spanish HU 2851
  • Spanish 2020   Spanish 3000


Upper Division students:

  • Spanish 3850      Spanish 3720
  • WS 4830

Contact program director if you are unsure  and/or  for information on which courses you should take.


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.


Itinerary-Lower Division Students($2,120.00)

June 1 Depart SLC for Guatemala/Lower Division Students
June 2 – 21 Classes and Humanitarian work in San Pedro La Laguna.
June 22-24 Excursion to archaeological sites and nature reserve in Rio Dulce
June 25 Return to SLC

Itinerary-Upper Dision Students-($1750.00)

June 8-  Depart SLC for Guatemala/Upper Division Students

**(June 2-6th-Pre-departure Classes (8-10 am@ WSU)**

June 8-21st- Humanitarian work in San Pedro La Laguna

June 22-24-Excursion to archaeological sites and nature reserve in Rio Dulce

June 25- Return to SLC


The tentative cost of  $2,120.00 (lower division) June 1-25, 2014 / $1750.00 (upper division) June 8-25, 2014 (depending on number of students) will include:

  • Housing
  • Most 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/Lower Division Students ($2,120.00)

Jan. 1-$300 (Deposit Due)

Dec. 4-$300

Jan. 1-$300

Feb. 3-$300

March 3-$300

April 1-$300

Remainder due no later than May 1st


Payment Schedule/Upper Division Students ($1750.00)

Jan. 1-$300 (Deposit Due)

Feb. 5-$300

March 5-$300

April 2-$300

May,2014-Balance Due 



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
(801) 626-6600.