Tag Archives: Guatemala

‘Threads for Thought’ Drives Globally-Aware ALEC Students

By: Caroline Black In an effort to continue a summer study abroad experience, Annalee Antoon began Threads for Thought, a class project that sells hand-woven textiles from Guatemala. Antoon, senior university studies-leadership major from Beaumont, Texas, enrolled this fall in the ALEC 489 course, Global Justice Issues in Agriculture. “This course requires students to evaluate a current global justice issue in agriculture,” Antoon said. “Once an issue is identified, students pair up and complete a service project to help the issue of their choice.” Upon returning from Chajul,… Read More →

Guatemalan Study Abroad Trip Takes Service Learning Outside the Classroom

By: Mollie Lastovica With leadership, service learning and agricultural education at the forefront of their agenda, 13 ALEC students and three faculty members embarked on a three week-long study abroad in Guatemala from June 2 to June 27. “The goal of this trip was to give Aggies the opportunity to practice service learning in a realistic situation in an international setting,” Professor Gary Wingenbach, Ph.D., said. “We focused on taking the university to the people, which is the mission of a land-grant university.” The student group, led by… Read More →

Study Abroad- Guatemala

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Guatemala Study Abroad

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