Guatemala Immersion Semester Program

This global study experience connects participants with the world, cultures, histories, and languages of Latinx neighbors in Guatemala and the United States. While developing an awareness of this global network of church ministries, students will be enriched for their own current and future work in cross-cultural contexts in the United States and beyond. This semester includes enrollment in four courses in Spring 2022: Fundamentals of Spanish Language, Latinx Ministry in Context, The Bible and Immigration in the United States and Latin America, and Latin American Liberation Theology.  

All expenses related to tuition are covered by United Lutheran Seminary. Students commit fundraising a program fee for participation set each year. Applications are due October 15, 2022. To apply, please submit a 500-word essay and resume. In the essay describe how this immersion experience might contribute to your vocational and ministerial development, and how you envision engaging Latinx communities in your ministry. Successful candidates will be notified by November 1, 2022. Please direct questions and submit applications to Dr. Crystal Hall at