El Salvador & Guatemala: Social Work
A GVSU Faculty-led Program
Tell me about this program
Open to: BSW and MSW Majors and other students with a genuine interest in Latin America
San Salvador, El Salvador and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala — This program will expose students to the rich cultures of El Salvador and Guatemala, expanding their awareness of issues of social justice, peace and human rights as they relate to social work in Central America.
When can I go?
Where will I live?
Participants will live in a guest house in San Salvador, with host families in rural Santa Marta and in a quaint Inn on Lake Atitlán in Santiago, Guatemala.
Who is eligible to participate?
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information
What credits will I receive?
How much does the program cost?
Program Fee: $2,400
- Round-trip airfare from Grand Rapids
- All ground transportation
- Accommodation and all meals
- Course materials
- Field trips
- Visa (obtained at airport in San Salvador)
- GVSU tuition (3 undergraduate credits = $1,575 OR 3 graduate credits = $1,881)
- Personal Expenses (Optional) ($400)
- Recommended Vaccinations (Optional) ($375)
- Program materials ($150)
- Additional snacks (Optional) ($150)
- Passport ($140)
- ISIC card (Optional) ($28)
Total Projected Cost (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $5,161(Undergraduate) OR $5,455(Graduate)
To contact the Financial Aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (up to $1,500) All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.
James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.
Who can tell me more?
Mirta Paola Leon
School of Social Work
391-C Richard M. DeVos Center
School of Social Work
361-C Richard M. DeVos Center
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.