Visiting another country is always a learning experience. While the course provides content on culture, communication and working across cultures, it is in visiting another country that these topics are best appreciated and understood. Students who choose to go to Guatemala will experience a very different culture and a much different work culture than most have experienced. It is a visit students never forget.
The partnership with Guatemala is different and in some ways richer than our collaborations with other countries. The College has been working with the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala on efforts to increase participation of students in engineering. So in addition to the aspects of the global technical workforce are opportunities to interact and even help with encouraging local students to pursue engineering and other technical fields.
Visiting industry allows students to hear from local representatives the challenges and opportunities faced with global business. Each link provides a description from a UC student describing what was learned on the industry visit.
- Coffee plantation
UC and the College of Engineering & Applied Science have a strong partnership with UVG – the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. We work with UVG on STEM outreach and educational best practices. We are also exploring additional opportunities for visits and academic programs.
- Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, UVG
Cultural Visits and Experiences
Guatemala has a rich history, culture, and perhaps the friendliest citizens on the planet. There are Mayan ruins, active volcanos and traditional markets among other attractions. Students who have visited Guatemala have described their experiences in the following links: