Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement – is an experiential program, rooted in social justice, and focused on direct community engagement. This program provides a comparative look at two different countries, and the immigrant communities within each: Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Augsburg CGEE gets you out of the classroom and into the community with travel to multiple cities, visits to museums, local groups, and guest speakers. Examples include: Women’s collectives and 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. When not in a host family stay, students will stay in CGEE housing. This is core to the CGEE philosophy of truly hearing the voices of multiple people, by facilitating encounters with people who have been marginalized.