Description:

Learn about the culture and history of El Salvador through this service-learning experience. Tackle the issue of intergenerational poverty and how it relates to education, migration patterns, and daily life of children and adults. As you embark on a project to promote educational and social opportunity, you will live alongside local salvadorans to experience the lifestyle and culture in rural El Salvador. You will offset your homestay and project work with excursions to the capital San Salvador to observe urban schools and speak with NGO leaders and public officials. Through service and conversations with people throughout urban and local El Salvador, you will explore the country's complex political and socioeconomic atmosphere as well as educational efforts to promote literacy and social consciousness. By understanding the social and cultural context, you will also better understand how to serve a growing population of Latino children and families now living in the United States.

VIDEO:

In English (with closed captioning) : https://youtu.be/0LsMxe703vY

In Spanish (with closed captioning): https://youtu.be/pqEB2bByigM

Programs Dates:

 

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2018 10/15/2017 10/11/2017 01/05/2018 01/19/2018