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4-H Youth Development

Central America-Guatemala 2016

Central America: Guatemala

New Date: May 21-28, 2016

Mission: Guatemala is about helping local families increase and stabilize their food security and food supply. We teach gardening, soils, composting, water conservation, and possibly poultry production for 2016. We also spend many hours educating the youth and children about a agricultural science. Often we work with the ladies of the households due to the fact that the men are out working and the women are often responsible for the gardens and home food production. Our last day of the trip is our cultural tourist day in Antigua, Guatemala. We will go shopping, tour ancient ruins and other activities we select as a group.

This trip is open to graduating 4-H members and current college students with an international interest. It is a small group with only nine students. We travel to parts of Guatemala that are well acquainted with our sponsoring organization. In the evening we stay in a local hotel with a gate and guard who patrols all night. Our sponsoring organization regularly takes groups to Guatemala and makes our safety a priority.

Click for a Short Overview Video

Please contact us for additional information. Guatemala Flyer


Course Options (Not Required)

AGED 4803 International Study in Agricultural Education: Guatemala - Undergrad (includes an "I" designation)

HORT 4990 International Study in Horticulture - Undergrad

AGED 5803 International Study in Agricultural Education: Guatemala Grad Students Only

Click here to download Course Syllabus


Expenses: The estimated cost is: $2,500.00, plus tuition, passport and vaccinations. These fees cover food, lodging, transportation, and interpreters while in Central America. The only additional expenses are incidentals such as: souvenirs, snacks and any meals while at the airport.


Schedule: Updated Pricing

  • December 15, 2015            $ 200.00 Initial Deposit and Application,
  • February 2, 2016                $ 800 Approximate Airfare (dependent on fuel prices, deposits and prior payments apply)
  • April 1, 2016                       $1,500.00 or balance of Lodging and Program Fees

Tuition: Tuition will be billed directly to your Bursar account, trip fees can also be charged to your bursar.


Participants will also need a passport and vaccinations as recommended by a physician

This trip is very project focused. We will be working on Agricultural and Human Science based projects. The projects will be determined based on country need and student knowledge; (poultry, gardening, water conservation, and kitchen/food preparation sanitation.)

Past student PowerPoint Stories

Student 1

Student 2

Student 3

Stories from Similar Past Experiences in Nicaragua

Nicaragua Powerpoint


If you are interested in traveling with us next summer please contact:

Jeff Sallee Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development
Oklahoma State University


Lynn Brandenberger Ph. D.
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Oklahoma State University


All forms are Due February 1, 2016

OSU Forms (Click here and scroll down)

Program Forms

(These forms can all be filled out electronically and printed off to be given to your course leader.)

Responsibility Statement (Required)

Release and Assumption of Risk (Required)

Emergency Contact Form (Required)


ISIC Brochure

Enrollment Outreach Form (Drop/Add Form)

Enrollment Form for credit - non OSU students is available

Non-OSU Students:

Non-OSU students can participate in CASNR Study Abroad courses by applying for Non-Degree Seeking status from the OSU Admissions Office. For Study Abroad information, please contact our office.

Forms and Enrollment Information

AGED 4803 International Study in Agricultural Education - Guatemala

AG 5803 Expectations/Syllabus -Similar to the above AGED 4803 Syllabus visit with the instructors for more details


The following powerpoints show you the conditions we will find as we work on our projects

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources