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  • Locations: Guatemala, Guatemala; Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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.  DevOrth Syllabus Sept 2017.pdf

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. 

Want to see what it's like on-site?

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance.  This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Guatemala and to cover a variety of pre-departure information.  The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.   

Courses are taught by W&M faculty.  Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.  

2018 Summer Abroad Handbook.

Arrival Date: May 12, 2018
Departure Date: May 26, 2018

Application ($75): February 1, 2018
Deposit ($600): March 2, 2018 
Final/Balance Payment: April 3, 2018 
*The $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the W&M Bursar's Office.  Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable. 

Program Fee:
2018 Program Fee: $4,475

Breakdown of Estimated Total Expected Costs:
  • 2018 Program Fee: $4,475 (paid to W&M)
  • Room & Board: $500
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Books & Supplies: $100
  • Miscellaneous/Personal: $600
  • W&M Required Insurance: Included in program fee
  • Reves Center/Application Fee: $75
  • Total estimation: $6,750
*Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.