Another week has flown by and we’ve found our groove in Guatemala. The mornings have been chilly and each day we wake along with our neighbors in San Miguel Escobar to a unique cacophony. First the roosters crow, beginning sometime around a quarter ’til 5. Then the dogs begin to howl. Called “chuchos” in Guatemala, […]Read More 11/27: Making Connections
It’s been another learning and adventure packed week! In our class, “Colonialism, Cultural Imperialism and Hegemony in Central America”, we’ve been studying how a long period of civil unrest leading eventually to a civil war has changed the political and socioeconomic environment here in Guatemala. This week we’ve had the chance to meet with, learn […]Read More 11/19: Engaging with the community and learning from the past
What a week it has been! With active days from dawn to well past dusk, our time here in Guatemala has flown by so far. Much of our first week has been spent learning about how our host Organization, De La Gente (meaning “of the people”), has improved the lives of many in the small […]Read More 11/11: Our First Week in Guatemala!
Hello families and friends! It has been our longest travel day yet but we have finally arrived at De La Gente in San Miguel Escobar where we’ll be spending the next week learning and living alongside one another. We were welcomed with a delicious lunch spread, went over some house expectations, and are now relaxing […]Read More 11/5: Safe Arrival in Guatemala