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  • Locations: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Intersession
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2019 07/23/2018 08/06/2018 01/19/2019 01/27/2019
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Andy Carey Disciplines offered: School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Description:

Location Course Professor Program Dates Pre-Abroad Session
Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, and Antigua, Guatemala LEAD 518i Non profits and Civil Society Global Study to Guatemala Dr. Andy Carey Class activities run Jan. 19, 2019 – Jan. 27, 2019. Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule.  2 Pre-sessions will be held before the trip and 1 Post-session will be held after the trip.  

Course Descriptions

LEAD 518i: Nonprofits and Civil Society Global Study to Guatemala (2 units)

LEAD 518i is designed to highlight the role nonprofits and civil society organizations play in the developing world. During our week-long tour we will visit with leaders and organizations from public, private, and philanthropic sectors. The visits will explore community development, health and human services, the environment, corporate social responsibility, and the role of faith-based initiatives in Guatemala.
The delegation will travel to Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitlan, and Antigua during the trip. Students will learn how organizations and government collaborate, as well as understand how nonprofit organizations function in a developing country. We will examine roles and responsibilities of board of directors, resource development, and organizational development across sectors.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $750 per unit) $1,560
Program expenses $375
Global Study Fee $350
Accommodations (based on double occupancy) $500

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $780/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $875. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $350. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after the August 6th. Any withdrawal on or after September 1st, the entire $350 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from January 19 (check in date) to January 27 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. Tuition refunds for the program are processed according to the same on-campus tuition refund policy established by the USD Finance Office


The application deadline for the program is Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 6, 2018. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary by November 1, 2018. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Peter Maribei, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens. Please review the Guatemala government website for instructions on entry/exit requirements.

U.S. citizens may enter Guatemala for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present their U.S. passport, valid for at least six months after their date of entry into Guatemala, and a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country.

Additional Questions

Assistant Coordinator, PhD Student
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901