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November 18, 2019

Information meetings for Guatemala education abroad program

Submitted by Linda Yarrow

Looking for a life-transforming experience for your students? The food, nutrition, dietetics and health department will host information meetings about its education abroad program in Guatemala. The meetings will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in 146 Justin Hall, and 1:30 p.m. in 247 Justin Hall.

Learn about dates of travel, Guatemala program partners, estimated costs, and benefits to students, faculty and the Maya people. 

The program's focus is on service-learning to help the indigenous Maya people improve their quality of life. The program has a variable length of stay — six to 12 weeks — and there is an on-site K-State program manager to assist students while living, learning and serving in Guatemala.

Examples of service-learning opportunities: work in medical clinics; teach nutrition lessons all ages; assist with community garden programs; assist with clean water programs; develop recipes and present cooking classes; conduct community health assessments; develop physical activity programs; assist with disease prevention programs; tutor in English/computers/business skills; assist with housing improvements; teach financial skills; support leadership/empowerment/entrepreneur skills; research opportunities and more.

Why consider this program? Working and studying abroad makes students an active and engaged part of a global community. This experience can enhance job prospects and make students more competitive in an international economy, give them a broader outlook and inspire personal and professional growth. Students will have the opportunity to acquire and cultivate skills and make a positive difference in the lives of the indigenous Maya.

Contact Linda Yarrow, lyarrow@k-state.edu, for further information.

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