International Program for Education and Social Action in Guatemala Applications Available

Guatemala, courtesy of the University of Arizona International Program for Education and Social Action in Guatemala https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/ideas-guatemala

Guatemala, courtesy of the University of Arizona International Program for Education and Social Action in Guatemala https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/ideas-guatemala

The University of Arizona has two more spots for their IDEAS social justice program in Guatemala this Fall for honors credit. This is an inter-disciplinary program rooted in strong academics and critical engagement with social justice issues. The IDEAS program offers honors credit and courses taught by Guatemalan faculty in Spanish (with accommodation for students who are working on their Spanish). Classes are small seminars, with critical analysis and reflection that allow students to integrate theory and practice.

The alumni of this program go on to found NGOs, enter rigorous graduate programs, work for justice in their local communities, and much more. Having students gain deep exposure to social justice issues in Central America is more important now than ever. They offer Summer, Fall and Spring programs. The Fall 2017 program runs from late August to late November and you can earn up to 15 credits.

Below are some of the opportunities you should expect from the IDEAS programs.

  • Study Spanish, public health, human rights, democratization, indigenous politics and grassroots development
  • Work with Guatemalan social justice organizations in the areas of health, human rights, sustainability, and youth education
  • Do independent research with Guatemalan professors
  • Meet activists, scholars, artists and social leaders
  • Travel to Guatemala’s diverse regions, from rain-forests to the Mayan highlands
  • Live with a Guatemalan family and enjoy Antigua’s vibrant cultural life, beautiful architecture and stunning volcanoes

For more information, please visit the University of Arizona website or view past students’ experiences with classes, internships and home-stays. If you are interested in applying, please contact Professor Elizabeth Oglesby before April 28th at eoglesby@email.arizona.edu

 

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