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  • Locations: Antigua, Guatemala; Bellingham, Washington, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 05/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 06/20/2017 07/24/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Fields of Study:
Culture, Geography & Land Studies, Service Learning, Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:
WWU Global Learning Programs Program Details Instructor Cost

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Global Learning
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Guatemala: Building Cross-Cultural Connections

CSD 437: Building Cross-Cultural Connections
(10 credits)

Syllabus-2016.pdf
 

Pre-departure Session Dates:
June 20 - 26 (on campus summer session meetings)
Travel Dates: June 26 - July 24

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Program Details

This 5 week service-learning trip will explore the culture, language, and geography of Guatemala. Service-learning projects will include building houses for local families, teaching language and literacy to primary school children, and volunteering in a clinic for malnourished infants. We will study the language and culture from native Guatemalans. On the weekends we will travel the countryside and meet people from diverse backgrounds, and we will visit a variety of natural wonders.

Course Highlights:

  • Climbing an active volcano,
  • exploring the beautiful waters of Lake Atitlan,
  • walking the streets of Antigua to learn about the rich culture of Guatemala,
  • visiting Mayan ruins,
  • and traveling to a variety of other historically and ecologically significant sites throughout the country.

2016 Itinerary: Itinerary 2016.pdf


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Instructor

Michael R. Fraas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. He obtained his B.A. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Fraas’ areas of research interest include cognitive rehabilitation following acquired brain injury, examining the needs of brain injury survivors through narrative-based methods, and the impact of concussion on cognitive and motor speech performance.

Email: Michael.Fraas@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-7536
Office Location: AIC 374


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Cost

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