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CULTURE, DIVERSITY, AND EDUCATION AT CASA HERRERA

 

This Summer Session II program explores the complex relationship between education and larger society. Revolving around Guatemalan cultures, students will be immersed in the language, while living with local host families. Students will spend time in local schools and undertake an ESL service learning at a preschool, while learning about the cultural and social context of education in Guatemala and the U.S.

Student develop and deliver ESL lessons to Maya children, explore Maya villages, and take a second course in either Spanish (beginner through advanced) or a Mayan language (intermediate Spanish language proficiency required) taught by a local faculty.

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Sponsored by College of Education

Course(s)

  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 - Sociocultural Influences on Learning and
    SPN 314 - Conversation and Culture or
  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 and
    SPN 319S - Lower-division Spanish or
  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 and
    SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context or
  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 and
    LAS 319S - Intro to Mayan Language and Culture (Kaqchikel)

Academic Information

Students earn 6 credits total. ALD327G is taught by a UT professor and students receive in-resident credit. All other courses receive transfer credit upon successful completion of the program. Students register for ALD 327G and a placeholder for a non-UT course during summer registration. Program coursework carries GC flag.

Faculty

ALD 327G taught by Dr. Luis Urrieta, College of Education. Language courses taught by local instructors in Guatemala.

Language(s) of Instruction

English, Spanish, and Various

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students stay in homestays. Host families provide three meals per day Student are required to live in program housing. Please note that our in-country partner, PLFM, is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 Program Fee: $3,825. Fee includes housing, most meals, excursion administrative and instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include tuition, airfare, books, insurance, cell phone, local transportation, or personal expenses. Please see detailed budget link below.

Dates:

- Summer Second
  • Program: July 8, 2023 to August 15, 2023
  • Instructional: July 9, 2023 to August 14, 2023
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2023

Application Code

293008

Program Coordinator

Barbara Barstow

Additional Resources

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Next Step

Come to an info session to learn more! Info sessions will take place on 10/20 5-6pm, 11/15 4-5pm, and 1/27 3-4pm. Click on the Events Calendar link above for full details.

Program information above is subject to change