Undergraduate Service Learning

 

  

Make a difference, meet wonderful people and travel to a natural and cultural paradise.

Eller has partnered with Dream Volunteers for an alternative spring break opportunity to volunteer abroad.


Antigua, Guatemala

Spring Break 2022 (March 4-11)

Guatemala Overview

Guatemala is one of the largest and most culturally rich countries in Central America. It boasts volcanoes, thick tropical forests, outstanding Mayan ruins that stretch out and above the surrounding forest canopy and beautiful lakes. It is bursting with exotic fauna, flora and wildlife.

The weather varies greatly from season to season. In the dry season, running from November to May, days are sunny and warm with mild evenings. The average temperature runs in the 70s, with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. The rainy season runs from May to October and typically sees sunny mornings and wet afternoons with cloudy evenings.

Program Details

Spring Break 2022 (March 4-11)

The Eller College partners with Dream Volunteers for this program. Dream Volunteers is requiring all participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to travel. 

The volunteer projects will focus on children, school improvement and/or the environment. Sample projects include, but are not limited to: classroom and library construction, beautification of elementary schools, reforestation and development of recycling centers and various environmental awareness projects. On past programs, cultural activities have included activities like dancing, cooking lessons, soccer matches or excursions to famous sights of Guatemala.

Accommodations and Meals

The group will be staying together in a guest house in Antigua run by a local family. Volunteers will commute daily to projects and activities in Vuelta Grande or El Hato. Students will share a room with at least one other student and sleep in twin or bunk beds. Some rooms have private bathrooms, others will use a common bathroom just down the hallway. Meals are included in the price of the trip. The meals will range from typical Guatemalan dishes with meat, veggies, rice, black beans and tortillas to American-style food.

Sample Day

  • 8—Breakfast and morning meeting
  • 8:30—Depart for Vuelta Grande
  • 9—Volunteer work
  • Noon—Lunch
  • 1—Volunteer work
  • 2—Cultural experience
  • 5—Reflection/Free time
  • 7—Dinner

Program Price

  • $1,700*
    • Includes: Round trip international airfare from Tucson, housing, most meals, and local transportation
    • Not Included: International health insurance ($3/day), personal expenses

*Subject to change

Application and Deadlines

This program is on a first come, first served basis. Please do not wait until the Final Enrollment Deadline to apply, as the program may already be full. There is a deposit of $425 (25% of program fee) due at the time of sign up. 

  • Jan 15, 2022 - Final Enrollment Deadline 

  • Jan 21, 2022 - Last Day to Receive a Refund on Deposit ($375; excludes $50 fee for roundtrip airfare)

  • Jan 28, 2022 - Final Payment Due 

 

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