Travel Dates: January 12-19, 2019
Number of students on program: limited to 12 students
Students of all majors have the opportunity to explore the interplay of culture, socioeconomics and healthcare policy in rural Guatemala under the direction of faculty from the College of Nursing & Public Health. Adelphi’s partnership with Mayan Families, a local nonprofit organization that works to educate, feed, shelter and heal the impoverished populations of Lake Atitlan, enables students to engage with the local Guatemalan community, participating in public health projects and other service efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of the community. The one credit course (0302-245-001) designated as fulfilling one Global Learning/Civic Engagement (G) learning goal. The program begins with a weekend in historic colonial Antigua and also includes a stop in Chichicastenango. There are optional excursions for students on free days such as a volcano hike, chocolate making workshop/tour, and zip lining.
2018 Service Learning in Guatemala Itinerary
2019 Guatemala Syllabus
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- During open planning, students should register online for the following 1-credit intersession course, "Service Learning in Guatemala" (0302-245-001). All registrations will need CIE Office approval.
- All participants will receive undergraduate credit.
- Graduate students may participate; however, they will receive undergraduate credit that will not count toward their graduate degree.
- The course is considered part of the 2019 spring semester and traditional undergraduate students only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or exceed 17 credits.
- Part time students, graduate students, or students enrolled in specialty programs (e.g. Accelerated B.S. in Nursing, Accelerated M.B.A.) will be charged the standard per credit unergraduate tuition rate.
- Non-Adelphi students will be charged tuition and fees upon registration for this course.
- All participants will be charged a $150 study abroad fee.
- All tuition charges and fees will be assessed to the student's online tuition account for the relevant semester.
Estimated cost: $2,200 (includes airfare)
Program fee includes:
- International airfare
- In-country ground transportation
- Shared hotel accommodations
- Most meals
- CISI international health insurance
Program fee does not include:
- Personal expenses
- Passport & visa fees (US citizens do not need a visa)
- Guatemalan exit tax ($30)
- Luggage fees
- Optional excursions on free days
- Adelphi tuition and study abroad fee (charged to tuition account; see above)
Application Procedures & Deadlines
Apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above. You will then need to make a deposit to reserve your spot. Program acceptance is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which the deposits are received. Your application will be considered incomplete without the program deposit. Cash, checks or money orders (payable to Adelphi University) are acceptable forms of payment. The Center for International Education is located in Nexus 145 on the Garden City campus. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Mailing Instructions: (checks & money orders only)
Center for International Education
Adelphi University, Nexus 145
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
The payment timeline is as follows. Please note that a $50 non-refundable late fee will be assessed for each payment deadline missed.
Before September 17: $300 (non-refundable)
October 15: $1100
November 19: $800
Refund & Cancellation Policy
The program deposit is non-refundable unless the program is cancelled. An attempt to recover funds from our tour providers will be made, but no refund is guaranteed.
- All students participating in Adelphi faculty-led programs may be eligible to have their financial aid package re-evaluated based on the additional program fees listed above. Keep in mind that most re-evaluations result only in an increase in loan eligibility and funds may not be available until after the start date of the program. Students who anticipate using loans must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits. Students are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines above, regardless of their financial aid status. If you would like to discuss your financial aid package, you should visit the Student Financial Services office in the lower level of Levermore Hall.
- Please note that recipients of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) must register for at least 12 credits in the spring semester in addition to this course in order to maintain their eligibility. January intersession courses do not count toward that 12-credit requirement.
Health & Safety
- Find updated Travel Advisories & Alerts posted by the Department of State here.
- The Zika Virus is present in Guatemala. For updated health information pertaining to your study abroad destination, visit the CDC here.