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Remembering the music group

Itzá, Instructor

La marimba es uno de los instrumentos principales en la música tradicional en varios de los países en centroamérica. En Guatemala he visto muchas veces a conjuntos en la calle tocando marimba, usualmente veo un instrumento grande que se toca de a......Read More

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Day 6 – San Lucas Tolimán

Andrew, Participant

Hola everyone, Andrew here again. Just an update from yesterday’s activities. We started our days with breakfast in our home stays. Afterwards we traveled to a local field and jungle to study permaculture and milpa farming systems. We hiked to......Read More

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Environment and Spirituality

Brooke, Instructor

Hola from Itza and Brooke.  We are writing from San Lucas Tolimán.  We arrived at IMAP where we learned about permaculture, the “three sisters” of Central America (corn, beans and squash) and the negative effects of monocultive......Read More

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Guatemala

Jackson Overton-Clark, Participant

Guatemala has been an interesting trip so far. With great food, breathtaking music, and the most amazing stray dog I have ever met, the first few days are packed. We are about to move into homestays which has me nervous and excited. The language......Read More

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Guatemala Reflection

Joey White, Participant

This week in Guatemala has been the time of my life, it has been full of amzing views, food, and even more amazing people. I have learned alot about the culture and how much they take for granted. I am so thankful for being able to have this......Read More

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Reflection

Jack Ballenger, Participant

Jack Ballenger’s reflection: I have been in Guatemala for three days. The first day, we traveled to Guatemala City and Antigua. The second day we woke up at 5:45 to climb up a mountain, and we could see the colorful city of Antigua. We ate......Read More

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Guatemala experience

Winslow Wanglee, Participant

The trip so far has been filled with new experiences. Even though I´ve been in Guatemala for less than three full days, it feels like I´ve been here for a week. It´s been great fun sharing this trip with my friends who have made it even more......Read More

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Guatemala

Carson, Participant

25/3/19 I have really enjoyed this trip thus far. We have seen lots of new things and had some cool experiences. We learned about textile production and we made tamales too. We ate lunch with a host family and got to talk to them fo a little bit.......Read More

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25-3-19

Adam Campbell, Participant

These last few days have been an experience like no other. Ever since arriving  in San juan, I have been seeing life from a brand new perspective. We have been staying in a small Mayan pueblo on a lake in the in the middle of a mountain range and......Read More

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Amari, Participant

This trip has been quite the experience even after just a couple of days. I believe everything we have done so far has opened my eyes and has allowed me to take in each and every experience to the fullest. I think the most eye opening things came......Read More

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Reflection on the trip so far

Austin Zhuang, Participant

¡Hola! The trip so far has been great and I have learned many new things. To start, the people in Guatemala are all nice and helpful. They appreciate life more and value the small things in life. This perspective on life has made me stop and think......Read More

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Guatemala Reflection

Nick Brill, Participant

Guatemala has been a fantastic trip so far. We´ve had a good mixture of activity and rest. I have learned a lot about the culture, from things such as the music to how welcoming people are in the places we´ve been. The food has been fantastic;......Read More

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Bunch of Thoughts

Neetish Sharma, Participant

It’s the end of Day 3 in Guatemala. What do I think? How do I feel? Fulfilled, yet hungry for more. I’m simply beginning my journey here, and I’m already learning so much. Not only about the culture around me, but about life and......Read More

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Guatemala Garrett

Garrett Johnson, Participant

Guatemala has been wild. i find myself forgetting how to say English words, I´´m out here with no phone, no camera, no internet, feeling free. I dont know if its a combination of not having a phone or all the things we do here, but time goes by......Read More