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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 internship 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 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 318 - Conversation and Composition or
  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 and
    SPN 319S - Lower-division Spanish or
  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 and
    SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Composition I or
  • ALD 327G / LAS 322 and
    LAS 319S - Intro to Mayan Language and Culture (Kaqchikel)

Academic Information

Students earn 6 hours of in-residence credit. Students register for the UT course (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.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2020 Program Fee: TBD. 2019 Program Fee: $3475. Fee includes housing, most meals, excursion administrative and instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, cell phone, local transportation, or personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Summer Second
  • July 5, 2020 to August 14, 2020
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2020

Application Code

293008

Additional Resources

Program Website
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Next Step

Application deadline extended!! Learn more by attending an information session (9/25 from 1-2pm @ SZB 526; 10/25 from 2-3PM @ PAR 103; 12/3 from 5-6pm @ MEZ1.208), meeting with the professor, program coordinator, or a peer adviser. If you have additional questions, contact Christian Fredericks at cfredericks@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change