This IU-administered summer program is led by faculty from the IU School of Art and Design. Alongside other IU students, participants complete a field seminar course focusing on the impact of fair trade on sustainable development.
Guatemala-AMID Sustainable Products
There are currently no applications for this program.
Summer: Mid- to Late May
- Program Organization
- This is an IU Unit-Based Program
- Summer Program
- 10-15 IU students
- IU faculty resident directors: Mary Embry and Lauren Reiter, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
- Trips to Guatemala City, San Juan la Laguna, Cuatro Caminos, Antigua, Chichicastenango
Program intends to immerse students in the complications and possibilities of the contribution of fair trade (principled) product to sustainable development, having both local and international implications. Students will delineate cultural, historical, and economic factors that have shaped artisan handmade production through museum study of textile traditions, eco-tours, the market at Chichcastenango, Wakami Village in Patulul, the colonial capital city Antigua, and a week at Lake Atitlan, an indigenous Mayan community.
- Academic Program
- 10 hours of class per week prior to department
- 3 IUB credits in AMID-H 409: Retail Industry Field Seminar course
- Courses count toward AMID major/minor at IU Bloomington
- Additional Information
- Shared rooms in locally owned and operated hotels and hostels
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
- are an undergraduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
- are in at least your second full-time semester of college
- have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid
- $1,900 (includes academic costs, health insurance, housing and some meals)
- Additional meals: $200
- Airfare: $750
Vacation travel and personal expenses additional. Initial $500 pre-payment due upon acceptance.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
- Most IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs.
Please see our financial aid page for general information and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
- Program Contacts
For general information about this program, please visit or contact our office. For detailed inquiries, please call to set up an appointment with the advisor (812-855-9304).
Faculty or Staff member who can provide detailed information about this program
Prof. Mary Embry
School of Art & Design
Student Services Coordinator
Helps students navigate the application process and coordinates with cosponsoring organizations.