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Guatemala Trip

NEXT TRIP: J-Term 2015. 
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Study another culture firsthand by traveling with the Briar Cliff social department to Guatemala, where you'll take a crash course in Spanish, travel to Lake Atitlan and Chicicastenango, shop at Guatemala's largest "mercado," build a house in three days for a needy family, care for malnourished children and serve food to the homeless. 

Did we mention you can get J-Term class credit for it, too? 

This course is an interdisciplinary study of contemporary global realities focusing on the increasingly interdependent economic, ecological, political, social, technological, religious and cultural relationships that are developing within the human communities in Guatemala. Emphasis is placed on issues of justice and peace. Members of the class will examine issues within this domain through the lens of culture, especially that of Central America.

The course begins with pre-travel reading assignments, research, and classroom discussion on the Briar Cliff campus, followed by two weeks in Guatemala.

Course syllabus (PDF)