In the early hours of this morning (Monday the 19th) Conred (the Guatemalan governmental agency responsible for coordinating disaster response) issued a red alert for Volcán de Fuego and began to evacuate some of the communities on the volcano’s southern slopes. Although Volcán de Fuego is in the same valley as us we are on […]Read More Volcán de Fuego Eruption Update
Despite all the hype about successful people being up before the sun, nothing is made easier by starting your day before 4am. But that’s the rare hour at which our Guatemalan adventure began in Milwaukee. With high fives at the airline counter and a celebratory Kringle (it was someone’s birthday) our group turned south ready […]Read More A week of Guate living
After a day of planes, trains, and automobiles (literally) the intrepid GAP team is safely and happily in San Miguel Escobar. Despite a very early start everyone arrived in Guatemala in high spirits. After watching a spectacular sunset (and small volcanic eruption!) from the rooftop terrace of our temporary home we walked across town to […]Read More GAP is in Guatemala
“What does it mean to you to be American?” The question came from the back of the group and officer Schwieg looked into the desert sun to respond “It’s being free and knowing your family is safe and protected. It’s having and believing in each of our inalienable rights from the constitution. It’s the opportunity […]Read More American Dreams in the Southwest
In his Addendum to the Statement of the Baltimore Group Br. David Darst asked: “What can we say of a nation that lets millions of its children go hungry and suffer from malnutrition while it spends billions developing planes that will fly the ocean in three hours instead of six, racing madly to the moon, […]Read More Unearthing new perspectives in Chicago
It is a common misconception that the Blue Peter (Outward Bound’s adopted flag which has a white square on a field of blue) is flown from ships on their way out to sea. Most think that it indicates a vessel is headed away from harbor. But the flag is actually a signal hoisted in port […]Read More Returning from Points North & Preparing for Points South
We are in the homestretch! The Gap office is anxiously awaiting the return of our 2018 Gap Students to campus as we are positive is the case for all our Gap supporters, family and friends! A 23-day expedition is often harder for those who aren’t able to experience it alongside the students. We want to […]Read More Anxiously Awaiting the Return of our 2018 Gap Students!
“The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” — Lady Bird Johnson Brigades were split into groups of 8. Baylee, Tori, […]Read More Out of the Woods and into the Water
After months of planning and preparation our journey has begun. Meeting early in the morning previous GAP students, the college President, and many others joined in the parking lot to send us off on our adventure. They encouraged us to venture deep into our own hearts as we explored the world around us and made […]Read More We’re off!
Happy February! It is a particularly blustery and cold day here in De Pere, Wisconsin. It seems Guatemala is calling us back, tempting us with its mild temperatures and sunny days. As the calendar turns to a new month, our time spent exploring Mayan ruins, sipping fresh Guatemalan coffee or riding on an over-crowded chicken […]Read More 2/1:Reflection to Action