HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA - Study Abroad Seminar

Where: Antigua, Guatemala

This summer, three UO professors (Carlos Aguirre, Gabriela Martinez, and Stephanie Wood) will lead a 3-week interdisciplinary study abroad program called HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA [1] that will take place from June 14 – July 4, 2015.

The seminar course (LAS 407; 6 credits) will examine the history and legacy of political violence and human rights violations that defined the 36-year civil war in Guatemala. The program will connect students with local grassroots organizations, human rights activists, journalists, filmmakers, and researchers that have been involved in efforts towards social justice, truth, and reconciliation. This program includes excursions to the Maya ruins of Copán and visits to the National Police Archives and the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala.

Students will live with host families in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua, located just 29 miles west of Guatemala City.

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 2.75 GPA; Freshman year complete by Summer 2015; No Spanish required; Two courses on Latin America recommended

HOW TO APPLY: Complete the UO Online Application [2]. Includes two essays, 1 letter of recommendation, and background information.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Multiple $500-$1500 Scholarships available for this program.

Complete the questionnaire within the online application for the program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Luis Ruiz (lruiz1@uoregon.edu), Stephanie Bullard (uomundo@uoregon.edu), or Liz Dougherty (edougher@uoregon.edu). You can also schedule an appointment with us by calling 541 346 3207.

LUIS F. RUIZ

Study Abroad Coordinator Latin America, Spain, and Russia Programs Office of International Affairs University of Oregon

Email: lruiz1@uoregon.edu Tel: (541) 346 1128 studyabroad.uoregon.edu