Study Abroad in GuatemalaGuatemala may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think “study abroad,” but this Central American country bordered by Mexico and Costa Rica is one of the more popular international study destinations. In fact, according to StudyAbroad101, approximately 1,700 American students choose to study abroad in Guatemala each year.

Why Study Abroad in Guatemala?

Though Guatemala has experienced hardships, like civil war, bad press, and safety concerns, it is a unique country unlike any other. Studying abroad in Guatemala, with its mild year-round climate, is like experiencing spring full-time. The lovely city of Antigua is replete with unique colorful buildings, historic Colonial architecture, and artwork galore; you’ll feel like you stepped into a painting. Visit local markets for authentic island trinkets and savor the delicious local cuisine.

Learn Spanish in Guatemala

If you are looking to immerse yourself in learning Spanish, Guatemala is the place to be. An excellent way to expose yourself to the Spanish language would be to board with a host family. This gives you the opportunity to live like a local and experience the Spanish language and culture all day. Homestay families enjoy hosting international students to share their culture, and the learning experience and enrichment to your education is priceless.

Learn More About International Education in Guatemala

Interested in learning more? Explore StudyAbroad.com to find out if an international study experience in Guatemala is perfect for you!

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