Fall Semester (end of August to mid-December)

Bluffton University students will take classes together as a group. 

  • Spanish – (8-9 hr.)
  • Introduction to Central America (3 hr.)
    This is a panoramic introduction to primary themes of history, culture and current events of Central American society. This course facilitates a cultural adaption to and entrance into the Central American realities and context.
  • Applied Anthropology (2-3 hr.)
  • Violence, Justice and Peace in Central America (Peace Studies) (3 hr.)
    The course seeks to introduce the student to a variety of tools to help identify and analyze the roots and causes of violence in Central America. The situation of peace and justice in Central America, especially in Guatemala, will be analyzed along with the contributions an Anabaptist perspective makes to Christian faith.


Bluffton General Education Requirements
By participating in the Guatemala semester you may meet the following general education requirements:

  • Cross-cultural experience
  • Humanities class – (2nd humanities/history/literature requirement)
  • Upper religion class
  • Social science class (Part B)

Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor