Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Antigua - Spring Break in Guatemala

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The city of Antigua was one of the grand colonial capitals of the Spanish Empire in America from the 16th to the 18th centuries. This city was founded by the Spanish in the 17th century and is the home of significant colonial architecture. Additio... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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I learned that while it may seem that the culture is completely different in Antigua, there are also similarities between our culture and the Guatemalan culture. I learned that my host family loved American music and they interacted with each other just like any American family would. I also learned how music is valued different... - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
Past Review Great Experience
I improved my Spanish speaking skills and got to experience a brand new culture. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
I improved my spanish speaking skills and i got to work with the professional soccer team Guatemala GFC so it was really worthwhile. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Antigua - Spring Break in Guatemala
September 01, 2018 The Best Week Of My Life!
I gained an appreciation for other cultures and languages. This trip made me realize how different my life is than other peoples. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would love to go back. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
Past Review Gautemarvelous!
It was worthwhile. My spanish became near perfect, and I learned so much about the culture. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review

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The city of Antigua was one of the grand colonial capitals of the Spanish Empire in America from the 16th to the 18th centuries. This city was founded by the Spanish in the 17th century and is the home of significant colonial architecture. Additionally, Guatemala is of great historical importance for pre-Columbian Maya culture, with ruins and artifacts in several cities throughout the country.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about famous Guatemalans, such as Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Miguel Angel Asturias and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, who still works today supporting indigenous rights in Guatemala. Antigua provides a close look at traditional lifestyles, ethnic and linguistic diversity and micro-business and the economy and daily plaza life.

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  • Spring
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