Honduras: May – June 2011
This cross-cultural invites students to immerse themselves in Latin American culture through homestays, Spanish language study, and service learning in Honduras. We will think critically about economic policies, food security, environmental issues, fair trade, and immigration. Students will be challenged to examine their own cultural and faith backgrounds through close interactions with the people of Honduras. Each student will also be challenged to see God in those different from themselves and examine how religious truths and values span cultural, ethnic, and religious divisions.
We begin in San Pedro Sula, welcomed by host families. Visits to a “maquila” and the banana cooperative allow us to explore social justice and environmental issues. We examine reforestation and food security within the context of globalization.
The second part of the program brings us to Copán for intense language study and a trip to the Copán Mayan ruins. We continue our study tour in the capital city of Tegucigalpa where we learn in-depth about the history and culture of Honduras from local university professors. A final beach retreat allows for cross-cultural processing and reflection.
Seminar Leaders: Jason & Bryn Mullet Good
Estimated Cost: $5,500 (subject to change)
CCSSC 201 Cross-cultural Social Science 3 SH
CCSPA 110/210/310 Spanish 3 SH
The following immunizations are recommended for travel to Honduras in the locations and times the EMU cross-cultural group will be in country.
- Routine – MMR, DTP, IPV or OPV
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid – oral or injectable at least 3 weeks before travel
- “Anti-malarial if indicated, see below”:
Malaria risk in Honduras: Present throughout the country at altitudes <1000 m (<3,281 ft) and in Roatán and other Bay Island. None in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.
Immunizations and prescriptions may be obtained at EMU Health Services by appointment.
Immunizations may also be obtained from your local health department or primary care provider.