The purpose of this travel study course is to expose students interested in counseling, psychology, or social work to mental health and social justice concerns that currently pervade Guatemalan culture. These include, but are not limited to: the effects of 30 years of civil war; concerns of indigenous peoples; oppression within Central America, especially with regard to Guatemalans and native Mayans; the effects of poverty on mental health and wellness; women's issues, particularly around civil and reproductive rights; and the impact of the current political and cultural climate on the children of Guatemala.
Travel Dates will be May 9-21, 2012.
• Trips to Antigua and Guatemala City
• Tours of Cerro de la Cruz and Common Hope Pueblos
• Spanish Lessons