Arizona

Understanding Arizona's Ancient and Modern People

ArizonaThis experience will explore and interact with a variety of cultures in the Southwest including those of Hispanic and Native American descent.  We will seek to understand issues such as land ownership, immigration and citizenship in the context of Arizona as a border state and a state including several Native American reservations.  We will learn about the history, customs, and spiritual worldview of these cultures and their relationship with anglo residents of the region. 

Activities will include:  meeting with people and groups in Phoenix and Tucson involved with immigration policy and border issues; crossing the US/Mexico border and spending 4 days helping build a house for a Mexican family;  interacting with Hopi and Navajo peoples on their reservations; learning about ancient Puebloan cultures through visits to Mesa Verde National Park and other locations of ruins and rock art in the Four Corners region, and exploring the beauty of the region by visiting natural wonders like Canyon de Chelly and the Grand Canyon.

Dates & Costs (preliminary estimates)
Dates: May 10-28, 2016
Program Fee: $1,600
Leader: Tig Intagliata & Amy Marshall
14 students
Passport  required

Contact
Elaine Suderman,
Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor
sudermane@bluffton.edu
419-358-3360