International Opportunities

Summer in Guatemala

Arts & Transformation: Social Change Through Arts, Education & Literacy

Students prepare and teach workshops and art classes/projects in the highlands of Guatemala.  They work alongside local educators, artists and community  members to explore the intersection of arts, literacy and education and understand how social and cultural conditions affect these areas.  Students can further explore this travel and service experience by developing a small body of work or independent research project.  They are encouraged to reflect on their involvement and how such an experience might impact them personally, professionally or artistically. For the final outcome, students will create a small body of work or independent research project.

Program visits also include visits to artist galleries, studios and cooperatives, Maya ruins and artisan markets, Lake Panajachel and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Antigua. A variety of arts, education and other majors are encouraged to apply.  Honors credit is available.

Contact Dr. Sara Wilson McKay  swilsonmckay@vcu.edu if interested.

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