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  • Locations: San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 09/30/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2018 01/13/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture - Horticulture Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
Leonardo Lombardini
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Guatemala Coffee Origins Service Learning

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Leonardo Lombardini 
Professor, Horticulture  

Study Abroad Advisor

Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz

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January 7 - 13, 2017 
San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala 

On this program, students will learn about all aspects of coffee production through an immersive community-based experience, including coffee cultivation and processing and culture and history of coffee in Guatemala. Through a service project and hands-on activities, they will gain an in-depth appreciation for the lives and challenges of small-scale producers and see successful approaches to community based development.     
*Description provided by partner organization De la Gente


All students are required to take a total of 2 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • HORT 400 : Field Studies in Horticulture 
    ( 2 cr.)
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPR of 2.0
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • Approval of faculty member
  • Must attend all program orientations during Fall 2017 
  • Meaningful interactions with local farmers and their families, including shared meals
  • Translation services during all structured activities
  • Housing in partner organization De la Gente's guesthouse
  • Field trips to sites in nearby Antigua (~15 min drive) and Guatemala City (~90 min drive).
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $1,750
Lodging and Meals   $400   
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   $300  
In-Country Transportation   $325  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $250  
International Health Insurance $15  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $160  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $1,395+
Tuition and Fees (included in Spring 2017 tuition)* $0  
International Airfare $1,200  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $50   
Personal Spending varies  

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.