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Study Abroad/Global Education

Nobel Cause: Peace & Justice in Guatemala

Maymester 2014

Learn the real story about the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 and experience the sacred Mayan fire ritual with Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum as your guide. The University of Colorado Denver Communication Department and the PeaceJam Foundation have joined forces to offer UCD students the opportunity to participate in a service learning project in Guatemala working with the grass roots RMT Foundation created by the Nobel Peace Laureate. Students will perform at least 25 hours of service per week with the Foundation and its Education Center located on Lago Atitlán by working on projects that assess human rights,  inclusiveness, meeting indigenous peoples' needs and effectiveness of current political communication strategies. In addition, climb a volcano, visit Mayan ruins, spend time in beautiful colonial Antigua and immerse yourself in the beauty of Guatemala and richness of its people.

Learn more about the projects students worked on in Guatemala in 2012:


Quick Facts

  • Faculty E.J. Yoder​
  • Dates May 18-June 3, 2014
  • Cost $2,850
  • Deadline March 1, 2014
  • Credits 3
  • Course COMM 4995/5995
  • Program Advisor    Jessica Tharp​

Costs and dates tentative and subject to change.​

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