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  • Locations: Panajachel, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Evansville applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Travel to Guatemala and help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter.
Habitat for Humanity Guatemala - May 2018

Course offered: DISC 300 (1 credit)

As you help build healthy home kits with the locals, you will become part of the community you are serving. You will be invited to eat traditional Guatemalan foods, interact with families within the community you’re helping to improve, explore local sites, and learn about the innovative ‘three-part healthy home kit’ platform Habitat Guatemala will use to serve families in need. 

Important dates
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Program summary
Spend a part of Summer in Guatemala helping Habitat for Humanity build healthy home kits for families living in poverty. This program offers a unique opportunity for UE engineering students to take the skills and techniques learned in the classroom to better the lives of those in need in Guatemala.  Students will spend 9 days building smokeless stoves, sanitary latrines, and water filters for families as part of Habitat Guatemala’s three-part Healthy Home Kit. This program will provide countless challenges for students from being in extreme poverty situations to working physical labor in high temperatures. This will be the most rewarding and most difficult, once in a life time experience for all those involved. This trip is not for the faint of heart, Habitat Guatemala needs UE students with open minds and open hearts. Take a giant leap to make a small change for those in need!

Contact
For questions about classes, itinerary information, or costs contact Holly Carter at hc110@evansville.edu or 812-488-1040

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2018 05/20/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.