The "Social Change in Central America" program is experiential, rooted in social justice, and focused on direct community engagement. It provides a comparative look at the Central America region, it's immigrant communities and grassroots movements for social change.
We get you out of the classroom and into the community with travel to multiple cities, visits to museums, local groups, and guest speakers. Examples include: Representatives of feminist movements, coffee and tobacco farms, student and youth groups, and many more!
Participants will stay with at least 2 different host families in each country – one in a rural setting, and one in an urban setting. This is core to the CGEE philosophy of truly hearing the voices of multiple people, by facilitating encounters with people who have been marginalized.
Academic Year 18/19 will not visit Nicaragua due to the increase in violence from protests, but will extend time in both Guatemala and Costa Rica, for a two-country experience.
- Host family stays
- Engagement with community
- Focus on social justice
- Two-country program
- Excursions included