Is the course accredited?
Yes, the course is approved for graduate credits through Trinity University.
What does the fee cover?
The fee covers the course, materials and all in country transportation. All in country food has been donated by The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation. It does not cover airfare -- this year we have a $400 stipend for airfare for each participant.
How many people will you accept on this trip?
We want this to be an intimate and immersive experience so the group size will be between 7-10 participants.
Where will we be staying and what is housing like?
You will be staying on the caldera of a volcanic crater lake, Lago de Coatepeque, in a beautiful and historically significant residence which you can read more about here http://laberintoprojects.com/laberinto-institute/
Who is responsible for booking the flights?
You are responsible for booking your flight. We recommend you arrive morning to late afternoon. Kayak or Google Flights usually give you the best prices.
What city should I fly into?
You should fly into San Salvador.
Will we meet before we go on the trip?
Yes! We will have a meeting with participants prior to leaving. Ideally it will be in the three weeks leading up to the trip. This will depend on the schedules of the participants.
What about Zika?
The CDC recommends that pregnant women do not travel to regions of the world where Zika is present. Please check the CDC website for health concerns.
In what language will the course be taught?
The course will be taught in English but we are happy to accommodate any Spanish speakers. There will be a few guest speakers speaking in Spanish but we will have live translation.
When we are in country, what kinds of transportation do we use?
In country we travel in a large van with an experienced and trusted driver.
How does reimbursement for teachers work?
Teachers are responsible for their own reimbursement process which varies depending on county and school district. The MCPS Office of Reimbursement can be reached here 301-315-7383. Some school districts may not offer any reimbursement.
Do you have a cancellation and refund policies?
In the event a workshop must be canceled, due to inadequate enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to a future workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop or your reservation at any time. If you are unable or choose not to attend the trip you have registered for, a refund schedule will apply not inclusive of an office-processing fee. No partial refunds are made for any unused portions of services for any reasons. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.