MIT’s own, unique, new, and immersive learning experience in El Salvador has been featured on CBC. Read the full article here or listen below
This unique international educational opportunity will provide students with an opportunity to complete intensive background reading for six weeks, followed by a week-long trip to El Salvador to learn directly from Salvadoran community leaders at the forefront of the struggle for environmental justice. At the conclusion of the trip, participants will act as international observers in a municipal consulta (referendum) on mining in the community of Cinquera, Cabañas. When they return from El Salvador, students will engage in six weeks of intensive individual research that will culminate in a summary presentation and a 4500-5000 word research paper.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Component
The course includes a one-week study abroad component in El Salvador from February 19-27 co-led by Professor Amanda Grzyb and CRIPDES International Liaison and Community Organizer, Pedro Cabezas. The trip will cost $1000 plus the cost of airfare from Toronto to San Salvador. The fee covers all in-country transportation, accommodation, and meals.