This program is available in country and online. Students will receive the same support and thought-provoking orientation and courses whether online or in person.
This program is an intensive and interactive study abroad and service opportunity where you engage with the culture, food, lifestyle, agriculture economy, and human, animal, and environmental health of Guatemala first-hand through coursework, expert lecturers, service projects, and site visits. During this program, students critically examine the social, political and cultural impact of food production on the environment, animals, and people of Guatemala both in and out of the classroom setting.
Courses may include: Community Organizing and Social Activism in Guatemala; Spanish language (beginner to advanced); Guatemala One Health: Ecology. Culture. Justice.; Applications of Mayan Cosmology in Contemporary Health Systems and Advocacy Research in the Field.
IPSL specializes in volunteer-based study abroad programming. All programs are credit-bearing and will provide an official transcript upon completion of the program.
On average, 15 HOURS per week will be spent volunteering in addition to 6-21 semester credits worth of course work. Our programs are small cohorts of dedicated, service-minded students who that receive individualized attention from our staff.
- Indulge in the pure beauty of Guatemala from towering volcanoes to lush jungles; expect to bear witness to a multitude of breathtaking landscapes!
- Eat your way through Guatemala like a local...not a tourist! Enjoy cooking classes with locals who share your passion for quality food!
- Service-learning opportunity with a grassroots group of Mayan farmers whose goal is to preserve the cultural and agricultural traditions of their ancestors!
- Take workshops and volunteer on cocoa or coffee farms!
- 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 their revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.