Guatemala Summer Program - Sustainable Products

AMID-H 409 — Summer 2019

handmade masks
Guatemala, Central America
Days and Times
Mid- to Late May (3 CR.)
Course Description

This program immerses students in the complications and possibilities of the contribution of fair trade product to sustainable development, having both local and international implications. Trips to Guatemala City, San Juan la Laguna, Cuatro Caminos, Antigua, and an indigenous Mayan community will teach you about the cultural, historical, and economic factors that have shaped artisan handmade production in Guatemala. Itinerary includes museum study of textile traditions, eco-tours, the market at Chichcastenango, the colonial capital city Antigua, and a week at Lake Atitlan, an indigenous Mayan community.

Mary Embry, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design

Application deadline
February 5

Course fee
Includes academic fees, housing, some meals, excursions, and health insurance. Student is responsible for flights, personal expenses, and vacation travel.


Eligibility requirements
In your second semester; 3.0 GPA

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