In partnership with the Heifer Project, this trip explores issues related to poverty, development, gender concerns and human rights.
The course of study includes one week devoted to a cultural, political and historical orientation to Honduras, based in Tegucigalpa, the capital city; a second week where students live in villages that are in partnership with the Heifer Project, including service-learning with development projects in those villages; and a third week with more service-learning in an orphanage and time in Copan, site of Mayan ruins in Honduras. The course includes reflection and discussion while in-country, as well as preparatory readings and post-trip debriefings.
|When is the Program?||Summer|
|How much does it cost?||The program fee covers transporation, academic credit, food, and lodging. Contact the program coordinator for the program cost.|
|Are there any additional costs?||$100 - $150 for souvenirs, gifts, cyber cafê, and long distance calls (which are cheap)|
|How do I apply?||The application is online.|
|What other materials are required?||You will need to have two letters of reference. Full instructions are included with the application.|
|Will I receive Academic Credit?||You will receive three credits either through the Intercultural Studies or Justice Education Programs at Saint Marys' College.|
Marc Belanger, Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty Coordinator, Honduras Summer Study Program
belanger [at] saintmarys [dot] edu