Study the life and culture of the Highland MayaGuatemala6 undergraduate credits in anthropologyMay 27-July 8, 2010Maury Hutcheson, Ph.D.$2,380 (includes roundtrip airfare) plus VCU tuitionRegistration deadline: March 26, 2010
Dec 15, 2009
Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America. In 2008, approximately 40 murders a week were reported in Guatemala City alone. While the vast majority of murders do not involve foreigners, the sheer volume of activity means that local officials, who are inexperienced and underpaid, are unable to cope with the problem.
Dec 17, 2009
In a pretend conversation written in Una Hoja de Papel, a child asks his grandfather what Guatemala's Lake Atitlán—Central America’s deepest lake—was once like. "It was very beautiful, crystal clear waters, you could see through the waters to the pebbles on the shore," the grandfather recalls.
Jan 30, 2010
Italian painter. A mural. What’s projected to be the world’s largest swimming pool. Guatemala. What do these things have in common?
Feb 15, 2011
Service learning opportunities include health clinics, nutrition centers for children, boys home, orphanage, women’s weaving cooperatives, natural medicine herb garden, micro-credit agency, senior center, community library, day program for children/adults with handicapping conditions, animal welfare, nature reserve, teaching English and other subjects in public schools, among others.
May 22, 2012
I have lived in Guatemala for the past three months and it’s not enough. The country’s diversity of landscapes, abundance of Spanish schools and low cost of living make it ideal for any student wanting to learn a language and to explore. So I decided to extend my semester abroad in Guatemala an additional six weeks and write about my experiences here as a student, as a journalist, and as a foreigner learning the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of a country as complex and lively as Guatemala.
Mar 17, 2013
Today’s show is called “Connecting Mayan Families” with our special guest Dwight Poage, co-founder of the nonprofit Mayan Families. The show will broadcast: Mon, March 17, 2013 - 9 PM CST/10 PM CDT/11 AM EST - 30 mins. Call in during the show (714) 816-4717.