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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 2022 06/29/2021 07/12/2021 01/16/2022 01/24/2022
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Andy Carey Disciplines and Core Offered: Leadership Studies, Leadership Studies (LEAD), School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:

Location Course Professor Program Dates Pre & Post Abroad Session
Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, and Antigua, Guatemala LEAD 518i Nonprofits and Civil Society Global Study to Guatemala Andy Carey Travel dates Jan 16-24, 2022. Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
Pre-sessions: Jan 6 & 7 from 6-8:50pm

Post-session: Jan 28 from 6-8:50pm


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 $850 per unit) $1,700
Program expenses (based on double occupancy) $1000
Global Study Fee $400
Total (based on double occupancy and airfare not included) $3,100

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $1000. 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 $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after the July 15th. Any withdrawal on or after July 29th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from Jan 16 (check in date) to Jan 24 (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

Application Window

The application window opens on, June 8th at 12:00PM and closes on June 29th at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 15th, 2021. 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 Lindsay Allen, 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 Director
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901