UF Faculty Department College
Heidi Powell School of Art and Art History College of the Arts
Partner Faculty Department Partner Institution
Casa Herrera
Antigua (Guatemala)
Virtual study abroad in Guatemala
Project Description:

This 10-day onsite and virtual study abroad in Guatemala was part of an eight week class studying contemporary issues in art education. Two graduate students along with three undergraduate students traveled to Guatemala and face-timed a selection of art making and cultural activities taking place throughout the 10 day study abroad trip dealing with different intercultural art experiences.  

Learning Outcomes:
  • Determine the cultural interdependencies between cultural identity and art
  • Expand global perspectives in art education
  • Develop cultural self-awareness and communicate effectively across cultures through working virtually with others from international locations. 
  • Engage in collaborative learning between site-based and virtual learning contexts. 
Participating Countries:
Number of Participants:
Art Education
UF Course Code & Name:
- Contemporary Issues in Art Education
Project Duration:
1.5 weeks
Activity Type(s):
Student-to-Student Dialogue
Student-to-Student Project
Virtual Mobility
Time allotted to each activity:
Synchronous Activities: 6.5 hours
Local group activities: 15 hours
Individual Work: 15 hours
Technology Tools:
Videoconference: Zoom and Facetime
Messaging Applications: WhatsApp
Learning Management Systems (LMS): Canvas
Message Boards/Video boards: Flipgrid with in course structure not onsite
Sequence of Activities:

The group of students arrived in Guatemala and then live streamed to the other graduate students that were still in the U.S., the visits and tours that were experienced during the 10 day trip