Program Details

Volunteer at a Maya school Journey across sacred Lake Atitlan. Attend a ceremony with a Mayan shaman. Visit a chocolate workshop. Explore ancient archaeological ruins. Shop at the largest indigenous craft market in the hemisphere.
Location:
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Experience the traditions of an ancient culture and interact with its inspiring young minds. You will volunteer at a local school building classrooms and working with the Maya children. The school is unique in that it promotes indigenous language and culture. Learn about immigration issues and the challenges the Maya community faces to preserve their heritage in the face of globalization, while exploring Quetzaltenango, a historically-treasured town of great scenic beauty.

Volunteer at a Maya school Journey across sacred Lake Atitlan. Attend a ceremony with a Mayan shaman. Visit a chocolate workshop. Explore ancient archaeological ruins. Shop at the largest indigenous craft market in the hemisphere.

Program fee includes all in-country expenses including: all educational materials, lodging, 3 meals per day, all in-country transportation, airport pick-up/drop-off, in country support, secondary travel insurance, all cultural activities, lectures, and weekend excursions, and pre-departure materials and support.

Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1 Community Service Hours: 30

Cost:
$3,399 Airfare not included. Some scholarships available.

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