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Guatemala Faculty-Led Immersion Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.3. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. 

Course Information

UW-Eau Claire credits are not tied to this experience.  However, this is an academic program and you will be required to participate in various preparation sessions, complete academic readings and assignments, keep a journal while abroad, and write a final reflection paper.

This program fulfills 30 hours of service learning while in Guatemala.

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program fulfills the Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives requirement upon completion of all program assignments. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, this program fulfills 3 credits of the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion (students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details).

Academic Calendar

The program dates will be the first two weeks of January 2019, but exact dates are not yet confirmed. There is a group flight option for this program. 

To learn more about the program itinerary, see last year's program activities and daily schedule: UWEC Itinerary 2018