“From watching the sunrise at the top of a mountain or climbing an active volcano to kayaking on a gorgeous lake and swimming under a remote waterfall, endless opportunities for adventure are waiting for you in Guatemala. While your peers are studying for finals in the cold winter, you could be relaxing on a black sand beach by the ocean!” -Jacob Regier '20
GUATEMALA SEMESTER FALL 2019
Spend a semester experiencing the colorful culture and beautiful landscape of Guatemala!
You will spend time in the capital city and in rural areas; experience bustling markets, visit cooperatives and learn how crafts are made, visit Ancient Mayan ruins, eat local foods, and practice your Spanish language.
Bluffton students will live with Guatemalan families in Guatemala City and take Spanish classes at CASAS (Central American Study and Service). In addition, you will have classes about Guatemalan history and culture and about making peace. A volunteer field experience will give you the experience of a second Guatemalan community and an organization working to better the lives of the people in the community.
You live with Guatemalan families
Five-week volunteer field experience following class weeks
Week of FREE travel during semester
meet these general education requirements:
- Humanities (history/literature)
- Social science
- Upper-level religion
- Cross-cultural experience
- Plus earn up to 9 hours of Spanish language credit
The CASAS staff has 20 years of experience teaching international students how to be safe in Guatemala City. Additionally, your host family is a great resource in helping you participate in daily life in an unfamiliar culture.