Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya

July 25th, 2012 - August 3rd, 2012

Antigua, Guatemala

Signs of Change: A Glimpse of Past & Present Cultural Landscapes of Guatemala
Explore and learn about the diversity of Guatemala through the Tulane Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya. Tulane University invites you to travel to Guatemala to meet with artisan cooperatives and affiliated grassroots NGOs. Participants will travel to the colonial town of Antigua. In learning about Guatemalan culture, language, and history, teachers will visit a traditional highland market in Chichicastenango, explore the coffee farms of Finca La Azotea, hike around ancient Maya ruins of Tikal and relax around Lake Atitlán. Participants will experience a Kaqchikel Maya language class with Tulane’s annual summer intensive language course. They will also make a visit to a local school to meet with students and their teachers to learn more about identity in the indigenous community. Participants will gain the experience and learning necessary to teach about the Maya in their own classroom. This institute is designed to engage educators in the culture, language, and geography of the Maya through travel and curriculum development. All participants will bring home valuable resources to incorporate into their own curriculum project at the end of the trip. To apply for this program, please fill out the initial application here and send along your resume or CV by April 27, 2012 to:

Download a copy of the flyer here

Latin American Resource Center
Tulane University
100 Jones Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

or via fax: (504) 865-6719
or email:

This ten day trip costs $1400 and includes all in country expenses:
  • Lodging (double occupancy – $1500 for single)
  • Meals
  • Museum entries
  • Local transport (including one flight to Flores to visit Tikal)
Participants are responsible for:
  • Round-trip international air travel to Guatemala City
  • Passport fees
  • International medical insurance (proof sent to Tulane before departure)

Tentative program itinerary can be found here

Registration is now closed.

Guatemala + People
Antonio Barrios
Clinical Assistant Professor - Urology Department, Director - International Liaison for Advanced Urologic Care