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  • Locations: Antigua, Guatemala; Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2019 02/15/2019 ** N/A 05/13/2019 05/28/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
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Minimum GPA: 2.0 Sponsoring College: Perimeter College
Program Description:
Guatemalan Educational Adventure
May 13 - May 28, 2019 | Up to 6 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Stewart Goodman | sgoodman5@gsu.edu
Ernie Guyton | wguyton1@gsu.edu
Jason Flato | jflato@gsu.edu

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

GSU Study Abroad GuatemalaTravel for 16 days in magical and breathtaking Guatemala, visiting both Spanish Colonial and Native American villages, including the great ancient Maya city of Tikal. Return to finish your classes online during Summer Semester. Our time in Guatemala will be rich in cultural immersion as we adventure into the heart of the living & ancient Maya cultures.

Visiting a market in Guatemala There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

May 13: Arrive in Guatemala City
May 13 - May 22: Lake Atitlán
May 22 - May 26: Antigua
May 26 - May 27: Tikal
May 28: Departure for Atlanta

Accommodations

In Lake Atitlán, we will stay at hotel La Casa del Mundo on the side of a mountain, accessible only by boat, that provides double-occupancy rooms with lake views and gourmet cuisine. In Antigua, we will stay at Posada San Vicente, a small hotel with colonial architecture and double occupancy rooms. A nice courtyard and rooftop area provide classroom and gathering space. Most activities are in walking distance. Near Tikal we will stay in multiple occupancy bungalows located on Lake Petén Itzá, and will travel by bus to the Tikal & Yaxha ruins.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE Any student of the University System of Georgia in Good Academic Standing (2.0 GPA) is eligible to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive up to 6 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergradaute students may take up to two courses from the list below:
  • Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1002)
  • Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 2001)
  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2020)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 1101)


Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,150, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Optional, non-educational outings
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
February 15, 2019: $250 deposit due
March 15, 2019: $900 payment due
Early April 2019: Program fee charged to PAWs
Early May 2019: $1,000 Remaining balance due along with Maymester tuition & fees

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requriements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE Students particpating in GSU-sponosred programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Long distance walking or hiking

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu