Returning Home

“Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Green Bay where the local time is 10:28 pm, and the temperature is 24 degrees.”  As the 2019 Gap cohort arrived at Austin Straubel airport earlier this week the brisk, chilly air and monochromatic winter landscape of Wisconsin (not so warmly) welcomed us home. Though this cold and dark arrival […]

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Allow Yourself to Feel

First things first – Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  While some of you may have filled your day with a parade, parties, and pie, it’s seemingly just another Thursday here in Guatemala. However, this was not the case for our Gap cohort, for today has provided us an opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate all we are […]

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Digging Deeper

Another action-packed week has flown by here in Guatemala!   As the week began we continued to immerse ourselves within the wider community that surrounds us. We spent time meeting additional members of the De La Gente cooperative over evening meals, and worked alongside of local DLG craftspersons by means of an artisan workshop. The choices […]

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Of the People

Vibrant candy-colored streetscapes, the peculiar combination of gas fumes layered within waves of fresh coffee, chicken buses rumbling in the distance, and echoes of fireworks down the block – where else in the world could Gap be other than Guatemala! Looking back, our 6:00 a.m. flight from Green Bay is all but a distant memory, […]

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