Travel to both Guatemala and Costa Rica on this experiential program that is rooted in social justice, and focused on direct community engagement. It provides a comparative look at the Central America region, its 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, indigenous communities, student and youth groups, and many more!
Participants will stay with 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. No Spanish language required.
*Beginning fall 2020 will be adding a two-week travel component to Havana, Cuba, for our Latin American Liberation Theology course.
- Host family stays
- Engagement with community
- Focus on social justice
- Two-country program
- Excursions included