Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.SOME COURSES, RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM, ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. PLEASE CONTACT IPSL FOR MORE DETAILS. Start online NOW...Travel later (save money)! ...
A new dose of perspective and appreciation for where my food comes from and how hard the local farmers and people work. 100% worthwhile.
- College of Mount Saint Vincent
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Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.
SOME COURSES, RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM, ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. PLEASE CONTACT IPSL FOR MORE DETAILS. Start online NOW...Travel later (save money)! Online courses are taught by the same in-country faculty, scholars and scholar-practitioners that IPSL is partnered with.
This unique, comparative, on-the-go IPSL Guatemala experience consists of daily academic learning, cultural excursions, and service in the community. Join IPSL on their Community Organizing & Social Activism (COSA)---One Health program and explore Guatemala while engaging with the foods and cultures, the agricultural economy, as well as the human, animal, and environmental health of this diverse country. Meet and interact with farmers, women-led permaculture cooperatives, food justice NGOs, sustainable cocoa and coffee growers, and more. Advance your academic and professional knowledge and achieve any required shadowing, practicum or volunteer hours. This unique program is as flexible as they come!
Create a program that immerses you in the culture and deepens your understanding of Guatemalan societies in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad programs.
Courses include: • Spanish Language • Guatemala 'One-Health' Ecology. Culture' Justice. • Applications of Mayan Cosmology in Contemporary Health Systems • Intro to COSA (Community Organizing and Social Activism) • Independent Study • Advocacy Research in the field Volunteer opportunities may include: • Organic and Permaculture Farm Non-profits • Women's Traditional Agriculture Cooperative • Human Rights Organizations • Women's Traditional Agriculture Cooperative • Food Security and Food Justice non-profits • Marine Turtle Conservation/Rescue Organization • Direct and Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives
Accommodations are on Working Farms, in Community Centers and/or Homestays with locals. Customize your Program with Excursions, Tours & Career Expanding Options: • Graffiti walking tour in Guatemala City • Workshops and volunteer on cocoa or coffee farms • Cooking classes with locals • Sunrise hike over La Nariz Mountain/Lake Atitlán • Textile and natural dye workshops at a women's cooperative • Beekeeping tour and workshop with local beekeepers
IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity. The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for close to 40 years. IPSL programs combine credit-bearing coursework, ethical volunteer service and advocacy research opportunities abroad to provide a meaningful and impactful study abroad experience. Like IPSL, NUNM has been focused on educating, serving and supporting the development of healthy communities for many decades!
IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of our revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.
Relevant Study Subject(s):
Agricultural Public Services
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources Management
Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
Latin American Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies