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El Salvador/Guatemala Social Work: STUDY ABROAD Info Session

El Salvador/Guatemala Social Work: STUDY ABROAD Info Session

Date and Time

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 p.m.


  • DeVos Building C, 3rd floor (School of Social Work - Center area)


Interested in studying abroad on the El Salvador/Guatemala Social Work study abroad program? Attend this info session!

About the program:

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. The first half of the program, students will be based in the capital city of San Salvador. Students will meet with people that have been affected by social issues such as immigration, sex work, gangs, human trafficking and others. There will be a two-day excursion to the rural community of Santa Marta, where students will live with local families and participate in a service learning project. The second half of the course includes travel to Guatemala City and San Juan on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. There they will meet with indigenous communities surrounding Lake Atitlán and explore indigenous communities’ unique and distinct world views and cultures. 



Mirta Paola Leon
School of Social Work
391-C Richard M. DeVos Center
(616) 331-6561
Julie Guevara
School of Social Work
361-C Richard M. DeVos Center



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