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Guatemala Study Tour

Earn Credits while Studying in Guatemala

Information below is for current trip traveling December 31, 2016 - January 15, 2017. Watch for 2017-2018 travel dates and information.

Quetzaltenango, known locally as Xela (“Shay-la”), is the second largest city in Guatemala with a population of 300,000. It is located 130 miles west of Guatemala City. Its altitude of 8,000 feet above sea level ensures warm days, cool nights, and no mosquitoes.

Xela is laced with narrow cobblestone streets built for walking and filled with the colorful signs of Mayan culture. The city has a rich history – with its six universities and several technical schools, it is often referred to as Guatemala’s cultural center and most progressive city.

Earn Spanish Course Credits

Spanish I, II, III, or IV: 4 credits
No previous Spanish required for Spanish 1 students

Language classes at Casa Xelajú (“Shay-la-Hoo”) are held Monday - Friday, 8 am - 1 pm. Instruction is one-on-one with a Guatemalan teacher. Wonderful cultural activities are available each afternoon.

Casa Xelajú is a socially responsible educational institute promoting cross-cultural understanding through its Spanish, K’iche (“Quiche”) languages, cultural programs, social projects, internships, and volunteer work.

Trip Includes

  • Airfare out of Central Wisconsin and ground transportation in Guatemala
  • Two nights hotel stay – first night (Guatemala City) and last night (Antigua)
  • Tuition to Casa Xelajú
  • Accommodations with a Guatemalan family – you will be matched with a family based on your interests and preferences, have a private bedroom, and be provided three meals a day, Monday - Saturday
  • Daily cultural activities
  • Guided weekend travel excursion
  • Free unlimited internet access
  • Group dinner the last night in Guatemala
  • Nicolet College credit for the course selected
  • Emergency medical and evacuation/repatriation insurance

Price Per Person

  • Trip Fee $2262
  • Tuition $736.50 for selected Spanish I-IV
$300 non-refundable deposit required with application (applied towards trip)
  • All fees must be paid by October 1st
  • Students withdrawing after October 1st will not be eligible for a refund
  • Students must be 18 years old to enroll in this course

Spring 2017 Financial Aid may be used.
See your Financial Aid advisor right away.
Scholarships are available.