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San Juan

Lyn, Instructor

A wonderful introduction to the community of San Juan La Laguna today. We awoke to the vibrant sounds of this lakeside town and enjoyed a hearty breakfast before engaging in our orientation activities. In the afternoon students toured a few places......Read More

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Exploring San Juan La Laguna

Dave, Juancho, Nicté, Instructor

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......Read More

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Antigua to San Juan La Laguna

Los instructores, Participant

Hola familia y amigos, Day to was a huge success! It was a long day of travel but we were able to see and do so much. We started in Antigua with a short hike to an overlook of the city and Volcán de Agua. There we started our orientation activities......Read More

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MDIHS Has Arrived in Guatemala!

David Haffeman, Participant

Hello Family and Friends, The group has arrived safely in Guatemala! We are now on our way to the beautiful colonial city of Antigua where we will spend our first night. We are excited to begin this incredible journey! Stay tuned! Los instructores...Read More

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Hola Soy Nicté.

Nicté, Instructor

Hi all! My name is Nicté, I am an indigenous Maya K’iche’ woman, I was born in Totonicapán a department in western Guatemala, when I was 10 years old my family moved to Pachaj, where the Chico Méndes Reforestation Project is. Since......Read More

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Juancho’s Introduction

Juancho Galich, Participant

Hola Dragones!! Juancho here, Im so excited to be part of this experience with all of you. I fell very inspired after checking your introductions!  Here is a little bit of who I am and Why I am part of this lovely family that I love… Dragons.......Read More

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Saludos de Guatemala!

Haffeman, Participant

Hey MDIHS, Nicté, Junacho, and Dave have made it to Antigua! We are catching up, sharing stories, and preparing the amazing experience we will soon be sharing. Thanks for posting your introduction Yaks. Its great to be able to learn more about you,......Read More

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Introduction

Maggie Collins, Participant

Hola! My name is Maggie Collins, I’m 18 years old and am a senior at MDIHS. I enjoy hiking, dancing and singing, swimming in the cold lakes, walking along our rocky beaches, and hanging out with my friends. I moved to the island from Atlanta,......Read More

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Introduction

Chase, Participant

Hola! My name is Chase McGee. I’m at 18 and a senior at Mount Desert Island High School. I enjoy playing music, getting outdoors, and hanging out with friends and family. I will be attending college in North Carolina next fall where I’ll......Read More

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¡Hola todos!

Nick Duley, Participant

My name is Nick and I am a senior at Mount Desert Island High School. I come from a loving family of five who have shaped me to be who I am today. I love spending time outside our beautiful National Park, hammocking with my friends, and staying......Read More

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Introduction

Quincy, Participant

¡Hola! My name is Quincy, I was raised in a small village called Salisbury Cove, which is just outside of Bar Harbor. Growing up with Acadia National Park in my backyard made me appreciate the outdoors and inspired my passions. In the spring and......Read More

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Introduction

Maggie Strong, Participant

Hi! My name’s Maggie, I’m 17 and a senior at MDIHS. I love to travel, read and work out. I’m headed to college next fall to study neuroscience at Wheaton College. I’m super excited to go to Guatemala in a few weeks and be......Read More

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Julia Link, Participant

¡Hola! My name is Julia Link and I am a senior at Mount Desert Island High School. Living on the island my whole life, I am beyond excited and ready for this opportunity to travel to Guatemala. This will be my first experience out of the country......Read More

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Introduction

Rachelle Swanson, Participant

Hola, soy Rachelle Swanson. Tengo 16 años. Vivo en un lugar muy bello y pienso que vivir aquí me ha dado una apreciación por el medio ambiente. Yo amo viajar y ver lugares nuevos y amo estudiar idiomas. En my vida quiero aprender hablar francés......Read More

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Introduction

Rachel Carignan, Participant

¡Hola! My name is Rachel Carignan, I’m a senior at MDIHS and I moved here from Portland, Maine when I was 12 years old! I love to travel and was blessed with a family that is capable of visiting new places. I first left the country when I was......Read More

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Hannah, Participant

Hola! Me llamo Hannah. I am currently a Junior and I have lived on MDI my whole life. I greatly enjoy swimming, being in the outdoors, spending time with little kids, and traveling. I found a quote that resembled why I travel in the Why We......Read More