HPU students return from Guatemala

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Student Alicia Miller learns how to grind coffee beans according to Guatemalan customs during the recent trip. (Courtesy, High Point University)

HIGH POINT, N.C. –Students from High Point University have returned from Antigua, Guatemala after sharing in the culture and tradition of the country.

As a part of the university’s study broad program, 11 students visited the country throughout the month of May.

Dr. Claudia Femenias, professor of Spanish, and Carolyn Adams, assistant professor of Spanish, accompanied the students throughout the trip.

While in the country, students experienced chocolate making, participated in a Mayan wedding ceremony, visited the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, and learned about the importance that textiles play in the cultural identity of the country.

The experience was unlike anything the students had ever seen. “Students lived in a culture that was completely different from their own,” said Femenias.