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Students taking Childhood in the Developing World spend two weeks in Guatemala examining the impact of growing up in challenging circumstances on children.  Students visit homes, schools, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

"Taking this class and going to Guatemala were some of the best experiences I've had at Augustana.  I loved learning about the views of different cultures on child development.  Being in Guatemala and seeing the impacts that some NGOs had on the lives of families was eye-opening.  The trip also inspired me to some day work with an international social service organization."
— Astrid Tello-Rodriguez '13

"The Guatemala trip was an amazing experience for me. I was able to immerse myself in the culture and learn things beyond the textbooks. My favorite part was meeting the people of Guatemala, learning about their lives and hearing their interesting stories."
— Erica Dembek '13

Click on the pictures below to see larger images of the 2012 trip to Guatemala.