Growing Up in Spanish

Lauren Smith Major:ย Occupational Therapy Spring 2017 Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala My study abroad trip to Guatemala was one of the best personal growth experiences Iโ€™ve ever had. I knew a lot of Spanish before going on this trip but I was always better at understanding the language than speaking it because I was…

Year 3 for Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala

The third Western Michigan University study abroad trip to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is planned for travel in early March 2017.ย  This year, we will be traveling with 12 students, including students from social work, occupational therapy, sociology, and nursing programs, and two faculty Drs. Jennifer Harrison and Alan Messinger.ย  We will partner again with non-governmental…

Experiencing Social Work with Mayan Kids

LaShana Jones Social Work Graduate Program Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala This study abroad experience has helped me professionally to be a better social worker. The mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being, and help meet the basic human needs of all people, especially the needs and empowerment of people…