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  • Locations: Guatemala, Guatemala; Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Guatemala Photo 2018
For those interested in...
Carrying around a knapsack that contains both working gloves and challenging books
Understanding what works and what doesn’t in development
Knowing both the 10,000 foot theory and the on-the-ground reality
Maximizing your time between end of spring semester and beginning of summer internship
Receiving COLL 300 Credit

Taught by Professor David Trichler, former Special Assistant to USAID’s Chief Economist and currently Director of Operations for the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at W&M, the course will accompany local partners to better understand what is development, the theories of social change underlying development practices, and the importance of the voice of the participants in development. No prior language / course requirements.

Join the Development Orthodoxy: Field Study in Guatemala expedition in May 2018! A two week, 3 credit course that will help students systematically explore how development theory has shaped development practice through embedding with a local rural community in the Sikabe region of Guatemala.  

Tentative Deadlines:
Application: February 1, 2018
Deposit: March 15, 2018
Final Payment: April 3, 2018

Program Fees:
Estimated Program Cost for 2018: TBD. 
A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

3 credits delivered over the summer for program fee. INRL 390 ("Development Orthodoxy: Understanding International Development Theory through Field Based  Inquiry in Guatemala")

W&M Faculty Program Contact:
David Trichler, AidData Director of Operations

Global Education Office Advisor:
Ebony Majeed, Global Education Special Programs Advisor 

Week One: rural vocational center (dormitory housing)
Week Two: camp style housing in community center

Unique Features:
The trip as a whole would satisfy COLL 300.

Area of Study:
International Development, Field Work

*Information subject to change. Please visit our website for most current information.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/09/2018 05/12/2018 05/26/2018