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  • Locations: Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Spring Break 2017 02/01/2017
02/02/2017 03/11/2017 03/18/2017
Spring Break 2018 08/15/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Break 2019 11/01/2018 11/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Class Eligibility: Senior
Credit Type: Transfer Credit External Students: No
Internships: No Service Learning: No
Great for these academic disciplines: Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:
This interdisciplinary course combines the insights from history, politics, economics, philosophy, geography, anthropology, sociology, business, religion, literature, fine and popular arts, environmental sciences, and communication to examine problems of poverty and justice in the developing world, with a special focus on Central America. Important to the course is a one-week immersion in Guatemala during spring break. The trip to Guatemala is not mandatory, but participation in it is strongly encouraged. Students will plan and carry out a research project on any subject related to development, asking critical questions and using research methodologies relevant to their academic major or minor. The trip to Guatemala will provide students with an exceptional field research opportunity whose findings they will incorporate into their final papers. Students not traveling to Guatemala are expected to gather first-hand local data for their own projects on developmental issues, and invest as much time in preparing their research papers as their classmates traveling to Guatemala. Both instructors must approve all research projects, which will be developed through a number of stages during the semester.

Program cost: $855 due February 15, 2017
Estimated food cost: $300
Estimated airfare: $700