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Global Experiential Learning

Summer Travel and Volunteer Opportunities

Visit and Volunteer in Guatemala

Enjoy a video travelogue from our Summer 2022 volunteer experience. You can see details of the trip below.

If you're interested in participating in a similar experience next summer, please email Brian Evans at



View Last Summer's 2022 Trip Details

July 19-August  1, 2022
Cost: $2,250 (included, housing, meals, activities, and airfare out of SFO)

Students spent the week volunteering in the mountainous villages of Vuelta Grande and El Hato, where they supported the school sites and experienced what daily life is like in rural Guatemala.

Free time and evenings were spent in the colonial tourist town of Antigua. Volunteer work on this trip included school beautification work in Vuelta Grande as well as tutoring and helping in the classroom at a secondary school in Antigua.

Participants earned 1-unit of credit by taking an Econ 54H class.

These trips are offered in partnership with Dream Volunteers.

Questions and/or interested in signing up for Summer 2023? Contact Brian Evans at

Join an Active Archaeological Research Project and Earn College Credit! 

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The Foothill Anthropology Department invites students and volunteer adult community members of all ages and experience levels to join our active archaeological research projects during the summer months. In Summer 2022 we ran two projects, our 6th year of our Castles in Communities Project at Ballintober Castle in County Roscommon, Ireland, and our first year of our Hawai'i Indigenous Archaeology Field School on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

We are still finalizing our Summer 2023 plans, but expect to invite students back to Ireland, Hawai'i and even possibly a return to Ecuador, with our longest running field school on the Pambamarca Archaeology Project!  

For more information about all of our field programs, visit the Foothill Anthropology Department website


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