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K-State Today Student Edition

November 18, 2019

Information meetings for Guatemala education abroad program

Submitted by Linda Yarrow

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

We will discuss dates of travel, Guatemala program partners, estimated costs and benefits to both you 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 you an active and engaged part of a global community. This experience can enhance job prospects and make you more competitive in an international economy, give you a broader outlook, and inspire personal and professional growth. You will have the opportunity to acquire and cultivate skills and make a positive difference in the lives of the indigenous Maya. 

Contact Linda Yarrow at lyarrow@k-state.edu for more information.

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