Hola familia y amigos,
Today we finished up orientation at our ecolodge, Mayachik’. Students are just about ready to head out on their own and into the homestays. Today we talked more about the homestay experience and what to expect. We talked about how to communicate with our families and how to get involved with chores around the house. After a lesson from Juancho and Nicté on how to hand wash clothes all the students mentioned how excited they are to do all the laundry by hand when they return home to Maine!
San Juan is a beautiful small town on the shores of Lake Atitlán. We spent the afternoon orienting ourselves to the town, visiting Lemá, a women’s weaving co-op, and getting to know our teachers at the Eco Spanish School where we will be taking small group lessons for the rest of the week.