The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College is offering the following travel opportunities. These are open to the general public unless otherwise noted below. The seminars are listed in date order.
Guatemala – Culture and Resistance: March 6-17. 2014
Study human rights and Mayan cultural identity in the context of Guatemala’s civil war, genocide, and post-conflict transition. In this 11-day seminar, we’ll discover the role art plays in a society that recently came out of nearly four decades of civil war and examine the vast legacy of the Maya, and witness cultural survival strategies in an economic reality where half the population lives in significant poverty.
Highlights include visits to markets and art museums, talks with human rights activists, political and cultural figures, and visits to Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan, Santiago Atitlan, the Ixil region, Chichicastenango, Antigua and the ancient Mayan site at Tikal. The style of this travel seminar is experiential with guided sessions for analysis and reflection.
This seminar is sponsored by Colorado Mounain College, but is open to the general public and broader community on a space-available basis. Please read the brochure for more information. Application deadline is December 13, 2013.
Course Preparation Seminar in Cuba: May 31-June 8, 2014
This seminar is designed for study abroad staff, administration, and faculty involved in planning a course in Cuba (either with CGE or via another organization). Please refer to our brochure for more information.
Application and deposit must be received no later than December 14, 2013. An “early bird” discount of $100 is available to participants who register by November 15, 2013.
Education for Vocation in Mexico: June 2015
This seminar is designed for educators from a variety of backgrounds and institutions. The seminar will explore diverse cultural and theological understandings of vocation and the impacts of cross-cultural encounters on vocation. Participants will move outside comfort zones and engage in encounters with a wide variety of Mexicans from different backgrounds regarding the way that their vocations have been shaped by their cultural, theological, and social locations. Refer to the brochure for more information. Exact dates, application deadlines, and fees will be set in summer 2014, but please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participation. We will add you to a notification list about program developments.