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Guatemala: Doing business in Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Winter
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: College of Business and Economics Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Faculty-Led, Winter Break Credits Earned: 3
Faculty Leader: Philomena Krosmico
Program Description:


Guatemala: Doing business in Guatemala
This course is a study abroad program with an emphasis on the global supply chain business for Coffee Roasting. The course will  cover all aspects from coffee bean to coffee cup. We will visit Guatemala City and Antigua Guatemala after a 2-hour review in Morgantown of the Coffee Roasting operation. Students will be provided with hands on experience, seeing the coffee bean farms, picking of beans, processing, sampling and quality control, preparation for shipping, and seaport operations. This unique experience will give students an appreciation for the complexities of the global supply chain and international business practices outside of the textbook. In addition, students will be provided with a full immersion in the south and central American culture from the larger city of Guatemala to the rural volcano farmlands and mountains of the Antigua region. After returning to Morgantown, there will be a follow up at the Evansdale crossing Mountaineer Roasting Company to observe the business interface with the consumer through retail operations and e-commerce.  


City: Guatemala City

Country: Guatemala

Population: 2,110,100

Information: Guatemala City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala, and the most populous city in Central America. The city is located in the south-central part of the country, nestled in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita. Human settlement on the present site of Guatemala City began with the Maya who built a city at Kaminaljuyu. The Spanish colonists established a small town, which was made a capital city in 1775. After Central American independence from Spain the city became the capital of the United Provinces of Central America in 1821. 



MANG 293: Doing Business in Guatemala - 3 credit hours

During this trip, students will have a balanced agenda that includes cultural and community events including a volcano tour, university visit and a service assignment at the Moore surgery center for kids. Students will post a daily blog of highlights.


Philomena Krosmico


Total Cost: $4,200


WVU course credit
Round Trip Airfare
Comprehensive Travel and Medical Insurance
Programmatic Academic Excursions- Airfare
WVU Course credit

Billing for the programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU  Semester Tuition and Fees. Students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer HUB.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2017 10/31/2017 ** Rolling Admission 12/13/2017 12/21/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.