If you eat, you're invited. Explore food justice, One Health, and Sustainability in Guatemala!

Guatemala is a study in contrasts. A rich history of Mayan culture and civilization is juxtaposed against a history of conquistadors, dictatorships and a decades-long bloody civil war. Guatemala is also one of the world’s largest producers of sugar, coffee and bananas yet has the fourth highest rate of malnourished children in the world and the highest in Central America. Why should there be such a disconnect between production and consumption? Students on this IPSL program work toward finding solutions to this problem. 

Additionally, Guatemala contains an impressive number of distinct eco-regions and high biodiversity and yet agriculture is increasingly encroaching on virgin forests as Guatemala strives to develop into an economic and political world player. Witnessing the overlap of so many distinct issues in contradiction with one another is at the heart of the IPSL & Origins of Food: One Health program in Guatemala.  

The Guatemala One Health program allowed us to get a closer local perspective into developing Guatemalan communities. Origins of Food and IPSL introduced us to some pretty incredible people succeeding to sustainably improve the lives of their surrounding community through agriculture programs. This isn’t an experience I would have gotten from any other service program!
— Nikki B, Graduate Student and PeaceCorps Alum
An incredible program run by incredible people! From the moment I arrived in country and until the final day of the program I felt safe, taken care of, and all with such positive energy. This program does an amazing job at giving students a truly local, community-based hands on experience; one that I’d argue could not be replicated by top travel advisors. The leader’s knowledge of central and south american culture, agriculture, and cuisine, made for a very rich and enlightening experience. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity take part in this program or recommend it more highly!
— Katie S. AmeriCorps NCCC Alum and IPSL Guatemala Student

"Did you miss our Facebook live event with our partner Origins of Food? You can still catch them here as they talk about what surprised them most about Guatemala, why food systems studies matter, and why you should join us on the IPSL/Origins of Food Guatemala One Health: Ecology. Culture. Justice. program! And follow IPSL on social media so you don't miss another video, tweet, instagram, or post from all over the world."

Hear Michael M., College of Mount Saint Vincent student and AmeriCorps NCCC Alum, reflect on his journey to Guatemala.

Interested in Guatemala One Health J-Term/Summer 2018? Check out our Upcoming Online Open Houses below! Speak with IPSL team members and Guatemala AmeriCorps NCCC and PeaceCorps alums! 

Friday, February 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 837-224-301

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Register for the Facebook Event! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123 

Access Code: 846-401-693

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready 

Check out the Guatemala experience!