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Central America Travel Study Seminar


February 17-28, 2020

Central American Migrant Trails: Exploring the Journeys to and from the United States and Why We Must Act



Dominating the news cycle have been stories of migrant children who have been separated from their parents upon arrival to the US. We are horrified by this policy and know that our immigration system needs major reforms. This travel study seminar aims to help concerned Presbyterians better understand the immigration context we are facing in the US with our Central American brothers and sisters and why they take the risk of embarking on this dangerous journey north with children in tow. We will also explore other potential and actual consequences of US policies, such as mass deportation, and how that is impacting the lives of the returned migrants, their families, communities and nations. The trip will include intentional space for reflection that can lead us to action towards our nation’s need for comprehensive immigration reform.
The seminar will include visits with ecumenical partners in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
There may be an option to extend the seminar on the US/Mexico border to learn about how our US church people are addressing these issues in their particular regions. The extension dates are February 28 – March 3.

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The seminar will last 12 days. Participants will be away for one Sunday unless they choose to extend their stay on their own following the Travel Study Seminar. Accommodations are double-occupancy. Some single-occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge.


The cost of this seminar is $2,275. Cost is per person double occupancy including all seminar expenses (meals, accommodations, program, tips, tours, in-country transport). International airline transport from and returning to the United States is not included.

Application Due Date

Applications closed on November 1, 2019. Applications after that date will be placed on a waitlist.

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For more information

Contact the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program staff at or by calling 888-728-7228 x 5805.