Country: 
Guatemala
Location: 

Guatemala City and surrounding region

Requirement(s): 
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Short essays (2)
  • Online recommendations (2)
  • Interview with Program Leaders

Application deadline EXTENDED: May 15, 2017

Program Details: 

2018 details to be available in early November.

Please Look for your Program on our "Faculty Led Program Offerings" site at that time.

*** Last Year's Program Description:

Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala will provide an opportunity for students to interact with and learn from front-line activists working on issues ranging from justice for the disappeared to land and water rights to violence against women. During this eight-day-long program, we'll visit with human rights defenders in Guatemala City and the nearby countryside. We'll tour the National Police Archives, which were instrumental in the genocide trials of Guatemalan officials, and the Museum of Memory that documents the atrocities of the 1980s and early 90s internal armed conflict. We'll visit La Puya, where activists have held an ongoing protest for four years against an American gold mining company that threatens to leach arsenic into the water. We'll meet with some of the survivors of the genocide who testified in the genocide trials. We'll pay particular attention to how issues of race, gender, and indigenous rights intersect in the experiences of Guatemala's Mayan people. Finally, we'll envision ways we can return to the US to advocate with our own government on behalf of the human rights defenders of Guatemala.

For more information, please contact the Program Leaders: Dr. Susan Shaw and Dr. Trischa Goodnow

Academic Emphasis: 
American Studies
Anthropology
Education
English
Ethnic Studies
History
Liberal Studies
Literature
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Program Administrator: 
OSU Faculty-Led
Program Costs: 

Program cost estimates for 2017:

  • Tuition (1 credit optional): $193 (undergraduate); $450 (graduate)
  • Participant Fee: $1,528

(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)

  • Insurance: $22
  • Travel Clinic: $18 (optional)

Out of Pocket estimates:

  • International Airfare: $800
  • U.S. Passport: $135
  • Books & Supplies: $0
  • Meals (not included in the Participant Fee): $50
  • Incidentals and miscellaneous: $50

Total Program Cost Estimate: $2,796 (1 cr. undergraduate); $3,053 (1 cr. graduate)

Duration: 
Summer
Language: 
English
Spanish
Housing: 
Hotel