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Honduras Program

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The Honduras Maymester study abroad program is designed for all education majors, and offers opportunities for non-majors as well. Participating students combine course work with a teaching field experience in a bilingual elementary school in Zamorano. Additionally, students engage in a service learning opportunity through teaching partnerships with two underfunded rural schools. The program ends with a visit to the Mayan ruins in Copán and the Caribbean coast.Honduras Map

Program dates: May 14 – 31, 2018

Program Information

Program participants should attend the four pre-departure orientation meetings held prior to departure.

Safety & Health

See the U.S. Department of State for information about Honduras.

Attend a callout or meet with program leaders prior to acceptance.
Submit the COE Participation Form.
Submit a $250 deposit to Kim Deardorff in BRNG 3134. (Checks should be payable to Purdue University.)
Sign in to participate in Maymester Honduras in the Purdue Study Abroad website https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/

Preliminary Program Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2-5
Day 6-7
Day 8, 10, 12
Day 9, 11
Day 13-18

Travel to Honduras
Placement in schools 7:30-2:30pm
Weekend Trip in the city
Placement in schools 7:30-2:30pm
Visiting Rural Schools
Trips to Copán and La Ceiba

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Estimated Program Costs



Purdue Study Abroad Fee
International Medical Insurance
Program Fee**


**A $250 deposit is required by January 31st, 2017 to secure program enrollment, and is credited toward the total program fee. Checks should be payable to Purdue University. Submit the deposit and COE Participation Form to Kim Deardorff (BRNG 3134).

**Includes internal transportation, accommodation for duration of trip, and meals. Additional costs are airfare (about $700), four meals during trips (less than $10 each), tips ($40), and gifts for host teachers.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are numerous financial aid and scholarship opportunities offered by Purdue University to cover some or all of the costs for study abroad programs.

Academic Information

A combination of 7 course credits are offered through the Honduras Maymester program. The following undergraduate and graduate courses are offered:

  • EDCI 205 Exploring Teaching as a Career
  • EDCI 285 Multiculturalism and Education
  • EDCI 490 Individual Research and Teaching Experience
  • EDCI 491 Global Studies Seminar
  • EDCI 585 Multicultural Education
  • EDCI 590 Individual Research Problem
  • EDCI 684 International Education

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I was pleased with Rebecca's study abroad experience. Dr. Phillion prepared the students well for their visit. Rebecca's immersion into Honduran culture heightened her awareness of third world countries and the difficult lives many people lead.

Karen Arthur Student's Mother

For further information about Maymester in Honduras, contact the program leader:
JoAnn Phillion