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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

WTBD Yaks from Thailand

University of Oregon Thailand


What’s “Success” Anyways?

Ethan Miller, Participant

Our second full day in Thailand was a packed one, with a visit to the inspiring Birdsnest restaurant and a unique conversation at Chiang Mai University. Both discussions focused on issues of food and agriculture, and how the two could be used to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Friends Seminary South India


Update from France

LizW, Dragons Admin

We arrived at CDG in France and have transferred terminals on the train, gone through security without incident, and are at boarding gate. All 12 students are doing well. I’ve allowed them to visit the nearby shops in buddy groups with a......Read More


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

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Haverford School Guatemala


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


The final leg

Simon, Dragons Admin

En route to the airport now and flying to Mumbai via Bangalore, ETA is 4PM. After a pit stop at the hotel well enjoy our final celebratory dinner and prepare for the journey home....Read More