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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 884 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Guatemala.


Academic year: January – October

Major school holidays/break:

  • Holy Week: March/April
  • Mid-October
  • November – December
  • Midyear Break: June

Major exam period: September, October and June 


Structure of the University System


  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 5 – 6 years
  • The language of instruction in universities: Spanish
  • Degrees offered: Diplomado or Certificate, Associate and Licencia