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WWU Global Learning Program: Building Cross-Cultural Connections (Guatemala)
Antigua, Guatemala; Guatemala City, Guatemala
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Program Description:
Guatemala: Building Cross-Cultural Connections. Explore Guatemala and expand your cultural competence by engaging in cross-cultural service and immersion. Students will participate in worthwhile and meaningful service while working with children and families in educational, health and food distribution projects. Travel, with Western Faculty, through Guatemala's cities, villages, terrain and vast archeological sites. Converse and learn about daily life with local community members.
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Guatemala: Building Cross-Cultural Connections

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

Pre-departure session dates :
May 10-12, 2014 (Pre-trip retreat)
June 25-28, 2014 (on campus summer session meetings)
Travel dates: June 30- July 29, 2014
Return session dates: July 30-August 2, 2014

Explore Guatemala and expand your cultural competence by engaging in cross-cultural service and immersion. Students will participate in worthwhile and meaningful service while working with children and families in educational, health and food distribution projects. Travel, with Western Faculty, through Guatemala’s cities, villages, terrain and vast archeological sites. Converse and learn about daily life with local community members.

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Explore Guatemala and expand your cultural competence by engaging in cross-cultural service and immersion. Students will participate in worthwhile and meaningful service while working with children and families in educational, health and food distribution projects. Travel, with Western Faculty, through Guatemala’s cities, villages, terrain and vast archeological sites. Converse and learn about daily life with local community members.

  • Develop a broader understanding of global citizenship and the ethics of travel and volunteering
  • Make a difference by participating in service learning projects in and near Antigua
  • Explore the history, politics, cultures and social issues of Guatemala
  • Participate in language immersion courses to enrich daily interactions with local people
  • Learn about the rich Mayan culture and history through readings and an excursion to Tikal, one of the largest Mayan archaeological sites
  • Travel to villages near Antigua, Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan.

Pre-Req: CSD 361 Language Disorders Birth to Five

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CSD 437: Building Cross-Cultural Connections (10 credits)
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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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This program is currently not accepting applications.