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PSU CMCET in Guatemala with Dr. Brian Sandford
Antigua, Guatemala (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Homestay
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Service Learning in Guatemala - CMCET and REC with Dr. Brian Sandford

Dates: May 10-27, 2015

Estimated cost: $1884 + airfare + tuition for 3 credits; for details, contact faculty leader

Housing: Shared host families

Courses offered: 
REC 279 Field Studies in Recreation or 
CMCET 401 International Construction and Learning 
(students may enroll in only one course)


This program will be held in La Antigua, Guatemala and will focus primarily on service learning by working 5-6 hours per day in service, construction, or teaching projects in schools, orphanages, treatment facilities, etc. Students will be divided into small teams and will work directly with Guatemalans which will immerse them culturally and linguistically by providing opportunities to use Spanish with native speakers. Students will also have an opportunity to study Spanish for 2 hours daily, and will stay with Guatemalan families, who will provide food and housing during much of the experience. The program will be organized by Maximo Nivel.

On weekends we will visit cultural attractions and national parks.

Students will stay with families in La Antigua. You will be treated
as a member of the family while enjoying authentic Guatemalan food prepared
at home, develop a lasting friendship with very warm people and have an
experience you will never forget!

PSU may be able to provide a scholarship. The exact amount will be announced in March 2014. Students can use their financial aid for this program as well.


REC 279 - This program will carry 3 credits for field study. Rec majors are required
to have 100 hours of documented field work prior to doing their
internship. This course will provide approximately 75 of those hours for
our work with the children. These credits can be counted toward the field
work credit or as an elective toward graduation.

CMCET 401- Places students in contextual learning environments in Guatemala to learn Spanish then practice the language through real-world construction related projects.

Sure, any knowledge of Spanish will be helpful, even if it was just that
semester you took in high school. But it is not required that you have any
proficiency in Spanish to participate in this program.

All majors are invited to participate in this program as it will be richly
rewarding for all. 

Faculty Leader for REC 276 and CMCET 401

Dr. Brian Sandford
School of Construction
Kansas Technology Center S211
Phone: 620-235-4972

Payment plan (amounts may change): 
February 15th, 2015 - $350 paid directly to Maximo Nivel (non-refundable)
February 15th, 2015 - $280 program fee paid to PSU
March 30, 2015 - $350 paid directly to Maximo Nivel
March 30, 2015 - $280 program fee paid to PSU
April 15, 2015 - $345 paid directly to Maximo Nivel
April 15, 2015 - $279 program fee paid to PSU

total - $1045 to Maximo Nivel and $839 to PSU = $1884

Refund policy: 

Maximo Nivel Deposit is paid directly to Maximo Nivel and is non-refundable.

Maximo Nivel payments will be made directly to Maximo Nivel and follow their refund policies.

Program fees can be refunded except for any monies which have already been spent, such as faculty costs. Once money has been spent with the anticipation of a student's participation in the program it is not refundable. 

Students will make their own airline ticket purchases. Any need for a refund will be strictly between the airline and the student.

All students are encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance to protect their investment.

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