UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS IN GUATEMALA
Guatemala is a very unique and special place to study abroad. The country is warm, friendly and welcoming and it is one of the most historically significant countries in Central America. Guatemala is bordered by Mexico to the north, Belize to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast; and Guatemala has both Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The entire region is a utopia of culture, history, and biodiversity. Guatemala is an especially good destination for students who are studying Anthropology, Business, Education, Medicine & Healthcare, Sociology, and Veterinary & Animal Science, among many others.
Our campus includes 2 buildings right in the heart of town, just a block and a half from the Central Plaza. Our institute provides a peaceful, tranquil home base in 2 beautifully restored colonial buildings with a central garden, fountain, WiFi, and onsite snack bar. There is also a rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city and lots of study space to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
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Why I Maximo Nivel
The study program at Maximo Nivel was awesome!! My teacher Evelyn was so great, and very patient with me when I made errors. Antigua is my 2nd home and I encourage everyone to come check it out! The staff at Maximo Nivel was so kind and helpful whatever I had questions. I didn’t have any issues at all while I was there, but it was great knowing that Maximo was available 24/7. Go! Study! I 100% recommend this program.
Study Abroad in Guatemala
Warm, friendly, and historic—one of the most magical countries!
The Study Abroad program in Guatemala is a 14-week, cohort based program with a maximum of only 25 students. The cohort is a blended-level program in which lower division students take general education (GE) courses, while upper division students focus on specific content courses in their area of study.
Semester programs are available in the Fall and Spring semesters. The semester course load includes:
– 2 Spanish language courses
– 2 general education courses (Freshmen and Sophomores) or
– 2 specialized subject courses (Juniors and Seniors)
– 7-week service learning or international internship program
Most students earn 15 credit hours during the semester.
As a developing country, Guatemala’s economy, healthcare system and educational institutions give international interns the opportunity to actively utilize their knowledge and skills to work in and support a variety of professional sectors. In addition to hands-on experience, interns help make a positive impact on the local people and their communities. Guatemala’s population consists of approximately 50% Spanish and 50% indigenous cultures, so your internship is always an authentic cultural immersion experience. If you’re seeking real-world experience in a developing country, an internship program in Guatemala is the perfect option for you!
Whether you are looking to intern in Hospitality & Tourism, Human Rights, Education, Medical, Business, or Special Education, your internship program in Guatemala gives you the confidence to succeed in your future career. Join like-minded individuals as you study, learn, and gain experience in one of the most interesting and historically-significant countries in the world.
UNIVERSITY SPANISH COURSES
Maximo Nivel has a variety of university courses to meet students’ Spanish learning objectives. 100 to 400 level courses are available in small group classes and 1-on-1 private classes. Medical Spanish, Spanish for Business, remedial tutoring, and other Spanish programs for specific purposes are offered on as needed basis.
Our university Spanish courses bring you the organization and curriculum of an accredited, top educational provider while staying true to the small, local appeal of studying in a city like Antigua. The city of Antigua is a special place where you find colonial Spanish ruins mixed with traditional Mayan customs. Outside of class, every day, you use what you learn as you interact with your instructors, host family, and other local Guatemalans.
Guatemala is an enduring country and in fact, has the largest economy in Central America. However, the country still suffers with more than half the population living in poverty as it works to improve political organization and social justice.
Guatemalans facing economic disadvantages deal with unequal access to education and healthcare, making poverty, illness, and illiteracy ongoing problems. International students taking part in the service learning program work in various sectors of the community to learn and understand more about positive impact and making a real difference.
EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT
Academic credit is available for Maximo Nivel’s Study Abroad programs. Our programs can fulfill major, minor, or elective requirements. Our School of Record issues official transcripts and academic credit for your program. Get the credit you earn!
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