Central America Travel Course to El Salvador

This fifteen-week, three-credit course on Central America (PS 323) is taught during the spring semester at The University of Scranton. The course includes an optional one-week trip to El Salvador over Spring Break (March 15-22, 2014) where students can earn an additional credit. The course is open to all majors, counts for Cultural Diversity (D) and Social/Behavioral Science (S), and has no language requirement. The trip is not included in tuition and comes at an additional cost.

In El Salvador we will visit the University of Central America where six Jesuit martyrs taught and gave their lives in 1989 and the Monsignor Romero Historical Center where Oscar Romero lived before his death. We will have the opportunity to interact with Salvadoran youth in a number of settings including through gang intervention/prevention programs, women's organizations, environmental projects, human and prisoner rights groups and universities. This encounter theme will also have a special emphasis on reflecting on the violence facing El Salvador today and the role of solidarity in peace-making.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Allison (x4392, 409 O’Hara Hall  or michael.allison@scranton.edu).

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