University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2023: Guatemala ANTH - micro

Program Dates June 30, 2023 - July 10, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview This program examines the history and contemporary lives of Maya people in Guatemala, focusing especially on issues of culture, politics, health, and human rights. More than half of Guatemalans identify as indigenous descendants of the Maya people who inhabited the region before Europeans arrived in 1524. In spite of centuries of discrimination and violence directed toward Maya people, indigenous communities have developed their own ways of engaging with a globalizing world. They draw on rich traditions of dress, religion, politics, and healthcare to fight for justice and recognition, promote international tourism, generate opportunities for global trade, and cultivate community health and wellbeing.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ANTH 350: Contemporary Topics in Anthropology: Global Maya: Culture, Politics, Health and Human Rights in Guatemala (3 credits)
UNIV 370: Guatemala ANTH - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,671.00$4,485.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$690.00$690.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $0.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Peter Benson
Faculty Director
Kedron Thomas
Faculty Director

Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 20, 2023
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 02, 2023

Interest Meetings:

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.