Spring 2021 - Guatemala in Minnesota: Social Justice, Spanish Language, and Global Health


  • Unique, cohort-based program focused on Social Justice, Spanish Language, and Global Health.
  • Immersive global experience with no travel (especially helpful during COVID-19 times!); this program takes place entirely on campus.
  • One-on-one language instruction delivered by CSB/SJU partners in Guatemala, Celas Maya, propels your language growth.
  • Take 2 or 3 courses (8-12 credits) during Blocks A1-C3, Spring 2021; fulfill Intercultural and Experiential Learning requirements of the Common Curriculum.
  • Optional Pre-Health focus: Add a focus on Medical Spanish and Public Health Issues in Guatemala.

Explore complete Guatemala in Minnesota Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.

During Blocks B2 & C3, Spring 2021, you are required to take COLG 385, the Study "Abroad" Seminar (IC/EL) and a Celas Maya virtual one-on-one HISP language course at the appropriate level. Your HISP language course can be a traditional Spanish language course or a Medical Spanish course. To provide a more cohesive semester experience, during Block A1 you are encouraged to enroll in COLG 382, Public Health Issues in Guatemala - Pandemic Edition. Block D4 remains open for any additional course you want to take.
The Study "Abroad" Seminar will be taught by Professor Roy Ketchum from the CSB/SJU Hispanic Studies Department.  It is modelled on the seminar that Professor Ketchum teaches in Guatemala and will be taught in person, on campus. The primary mode of learning for the HISP language courses will be remote learning one-one-one with a Celas Maya teacher. Both courses count toward the Hispanic Studies major/minor, allowing you to apply a total of 8 credits toward the HISP major/minor through your participation on this program. This option would fulfill the study abroad requirement of the HISP major.

The overall program involves a combination of in-person and remote learning. As long as in-person classes are being held on campus, both COLG 382 and COLG 385 will be taught by Professor Roy Ketchum in an in-person format. The primary mode of learning for the HISP language courses will be in a remote one student with one teacher format in partnership with the Celas Maya language teachers residing in Guatemala.

For course descriptions, refer to the CSBSJU-Global Portal.

Financial Considerations
This program is fully covered by your CSB/SJU Tuition and Required Fees.

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