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It’s transition time

Lisa Jennings, Instructor

Hola from San Lucas Toliman, it feels both sweet and sour to leave here today. We’re officially wrapping up X Phase, an important time of course when our students take the journey into their own hands. They took the lead by organizing and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

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Plan For The Upcoming Week

Shaan Samir Patel, Participant

On Saturday, November 18, we said our goodbyes (for now) to our host families in San Juan La Laguna and made our way to the department capital of Solola. We all hopped on a small but fast boat to go across El Lago de Atitlan to a town called......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

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In Search of Easy Answers (Journal Entry #2)

Courtney Wright, Participant

There were six #3s. They had 7Q to feed the six of them, plus Lisa and baby Kai. Two of them also had to pick up trash. There were three #2s. They were given a budget of 25Q each to go out to dinner together. There was only one #1. I had an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

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Music, Mastery, and Mayan resistance to an...

Joel Appel-Kraut, Participant

Yak of the Week

On our first night in San Juan la Laguna, our Mayan spiritual guide, Javier, told us to close our eyes as we sat around a fire and began a traditional ceremony. The sound that broke the silence and the crackling of the fire was something like a......Read More

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Taking a Break

Charlotte Blum, Participant

On Tuesday morning I woke up at a tough 5:30 am to hike to a point called “la cruz” (the cross) with my host family. Things had been a little awkward for me in their house. After moving from a different homestay I felt rushed to get to know them......Read More