Volcán de Fuego Eruption Update

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 […]

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A week of Guate living

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 […]

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GAP is in Guatemala

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 […]

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American Dreams in the Southwest

“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 […]

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We’re off!

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 […]

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2/1:Reflection to Action

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 […]

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