Dates: May 11-28, 2014
Estimated cost: $1742 + airfare + tuition for 3 credits; for details, contact faculty leader
Housing: Shared host families
Courses offered: REC 276 International Field Studies or CMCET 401 International Construction and Learning (students may enroll in only one courses)
COUNTS FOR IKE!
This program will be held in La Antigua, Guatemala and will focus primarily on service learning by working 5-6 hours per day in service, construction, or teaching projects in schools, orphanages, treatment facilities, etc. Students will be divided into small teams and will work directly with Guatemalans which will immerse them culturally and linguistically by providing opportunities to use Spanish with native speakers. Students will also have an opportunity to study Spanish for 2 hours daily, and will stay with Guatemalan families, who will provide food and housing during much of the experience. The program will be organized by Maximo Nivel.
HAVE FANTASTIC CULTURAL EXPERIENCES On weekends we will visit cultural attractions and national parks.
STAY WITH A GUATEMALAN FAMILY Students will stay with families in La Antigua. You will be treated as a member of the family while enjoying authentic Guatemalan food prepared at home, develop a lasting friendship with very warm people and have an experience you will never forget!
SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID PSU may be able to provide a scholarship. The exact amount will be announced in March 2014. Students can use their financial aid for this program as well.
COURSE CREDIT - TWO OPTIONS:
REC 276 - This program will carry 3 credits for field study. Rec majors are required to have 100 hours of documented field work prior to doing their internship. This course will provide approximately 75 of those hours for our work with the children. These credits can be counted toward the field work credit or as an elective toward graduation.
CMCET 401- Places students in contextual learning environments in Guatemala to learn Spanish then practice the language through real-world construction related projects.
SPANISH LANGUAGE IS NOT REQUIRED Sure, any knowledge of Spanish will be helpful, even if it was just that semester you took in high school. But it is not required that you have any proficiency in Spanish to participate in this program.
MAJOR OR MINOR All majors are invited to participate in this program as it will be richly rewarding for all.
Faculty Leader for REC 276Dr. Dan FergusonHealth, Human Performance, and RecreationStudent Rec Center 101MPhone: 620-235-4911Email: email@example.com
Faculty Leader for CMCET 401Dr. Brian SandfordTechnology and Workforce LearningKansas Technology Canter S211Phone: 620-235-4972Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment plan (amounts may change): February 15th, 2014 - $300 paid directly to Maximo Nivel (non-refundable)February 15th, 2014 - $270 program fee paid to PSUMarch 30, 2014 - $337 paid directly to Maximo NivelMarch 30, 2014 - $270 program fee paid to PSUApril 15, 2014 - $330 paid directly to Maximo NivelApril 15, 2014 - $235 program fee paid to PSU
total - $967 to Maximo Nivel and $775 to PSU = $1742
Maximo Nivel Deposit is paid directly to Maximo Nivel and is non-refundable.
Maximo Nivel payments will be made directly to Maximo Nivel and follow their refund policies.
Program fees can be refunded except for any monies which have already been spent, such as faculty costs. Once money has been spent with the anticipation of a student's participation in the program it is not refundable.
Students will make their own airline ticket purchases. Any need for a refund will be strictly between the airline and the student.
All students are encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance (link here) to protect their investment.
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