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Study Abroad/Global Education

Construction & Environment in Guatemala

Winterim 2014

Mayan Architects have been wrestling with volcanoes, earthquakes and mudslides for millennia. Students will build a school using locally owned, sustainable materials and techniques. We will also explore two different architecture styles: Mayan and Spanish Colonial.

Using a single project, students fully explore the design phase implementation, estimating, scheduling and project management skills required in traditional construction. In this program students will build a dome project on site. Local materials will be used to construct Tecnico Mayo, a school in Guatemala.

Includes two day trips: to the Spanish Colonial Capital of Antigua and to the Archeological Museum in Guatemala City. Ability to speak Spanish is not a prerequisite and on-site language workshops will be available.

This course will be registered as a Spring 2014 course, so Spring Financial Aid is available!

Quick Facts

  • Course ARCH 3800
  • Faculty Phil Gallegos
  • Dates December 28, 2013-January 10, 2014
  • Cost ​$2800
  • Deadline EXTENDED October 25, 2013
  • Credits 3


Costs and dates tentative and subject to change.

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