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Guatemala Study Abroad Spanish Program: Summer 2015

Info Sessions

Thursday, 11/6/15, at 12pm in the Bechtel International Center

Dates & Program Overview

May 17 – June 13, 2015

Spend 4 weeks during the Summer of 2015 in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and earn 4 semester extension units equivalent to one semester of college Spanish. The program features 6 hours per day of one-on-one instruction with a native speaker, and home stays with local families. The 4-unit course runs 4 weeks and the program is fully accredited through Pacific and has an on-site Pacific director. We will hike an active volcano, cross beautiful lake Atitlan, visit an indigenous Mayan village and textile center, a coffee plantation, a macadamia nut farm project, and an artisanal chocolate center. Optional weekend trip to the majestic Mayan ruins of Tikal can be arranged.

Student video at:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6BjWQPUBmI

Activities

  • Hike an active volcano, cross beautiful lake Atitlan.
  • Visit an indigenous Mayan village and textile center.
  • Visit a coffee plantation, a macadamia nut farm project, and an artisanal chocolate center.
  • Optional trip to the jungle to see the majestic Mayan ruins of Tikal.
  • Other activities include soccer matches, salsa and cooking lessons.
  • Volunteer work in a field of interest available for those who wish to stay after the program.

The program is open to all students, staff, alumni, students from other colleges and universities and the community.

Courses

You may obtain credit for the following options:
• Spanish 11A or 11B (1st or 2nd semester Spanish)
• Spanish 23 or 25 (1st or 2nd semester of second year)
• Conversation (Spanish 27- after 1st or 2nd year)
• Composition (Spanish 101)
• Advanced Conversation (Spanish 193)

Cost

Cost of this program is $2,150. Fee includes classes, room and board, activities and excursions. Scholarships Available

Round-trip airfare to Guatemala City, airport shuttle, and textbook not included.

Deadline

The application deadline is March 2, 2015. Space is limited, so apply early!

$500 non-refundable deposit due at time of application. Final payment due April 1, 2015.

More Information

Guatemala Study Abroad Spanish Program APPLICATION and FACULTY RECOMMENDATION FORM.

Please return the Application and Faculty Recommendation form to Modern Language and Literature Office in the Hub of WPC Annex. Or mail to:  Prof. Katie Golsan, Modern Language and Literature, University of Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211.

For more information, contact Professor Email link Katie Golsan at  209.946.2449. Guatemala Flyer.