Guatemala: Social Development and Social Change

This program examines the multidimensional ways in which development is redesigning a traditionally rural society into one which is globally connected. Through both classroom and field activities, students explore and understand the social, cultural, environmental, and economic forces that are transforming these communities.

Social Development refers to how people develop social and emotional skills across their lifespan, with particular attention to childhood and adolescence. Healthy social development allows us to form positive relationships with family, friends, teachers, and other people in our lives. As we mature, we learn to better manage our own feelings and needs and to respond appropriately to the feelings and needs of others.

Duration: 4 weeks.