Volunteer with the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation (Rigoberta won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992)
Explore indigenous human rights, a result of a genocidal 36 year civil war
Hike a volcano
Live and work with Guatemalan youth in the small town of San Lucas Tolimán on the shores of Lago Atitlán
Wander the historical city of Antigua
Learn about permaculture and organic farming
Swim in a volcanic lake
Through reflection sessions, journal writing, in-country experience, culture specific readings and a final research project, you will use your critical thinking skills to help you better understand and locate your personal experience in Guatemala. International service learning leads us to examine our individual and collective roles as citizens of the world and members of a global community and economy. Because we will be immersed in Guatemalan society instantly this learning experience will take place in an intense, constant, and direct manner.
Nobel Cause Service Learning Project combines social justice, citizenship and community leadership curriculum from the CU Denver Communication Department and PeaceJam Foundation with on-the-ground service experience and training from the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Students will perform at least 25 hours of service per week with the Foundation and its affiliates and participate in a theoretical assessment of the Foundation’s work regarding inclusiveness, meeting indigenous people’s needs and effectiveness of current communication strategies.
The Nobel Cause Program was featured in the September 2014 issue of The Advocate! Read more about how the program inspired students to create a book drive to continue the relationship between UCD and the Pavarotti Education Center in Guatemala! Trip to Guatemala inspires fundraiser.
CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that Maymester programs are considered part of summer term financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.
CU Denver Global Study Scholarship
CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.
Additional Scholarship Information
We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: studyabroad.com goabroad.com iiepassport.org