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Adioooooos!

I-Team, Participant

Dear families and friends, The big adventure has come to an end… sad to say goodbye, but happy to go home, the group is now on their way to Miami. All bags are checked, and security and immigration are passed. Emily and Cara, who are flying......Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving

Emilia, Participant

I know it is late and December, but I wanted to wish all of you fellow Yak readers a Happy Thanksgiving! After coming back to San Juan, from our 3-week long journey through Guatemala and Mexico, we were all excited to share one of our traditions......Read More

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X-Phase Recap

Katherine Burke, Participant

Hi, Yak readers! Guate X phase is officially over, the part of the trip planned by the students.We took Dragons to the Caribbean for the first time ever in Guatemala, spending 2 days in Livingston, 3 days at a community center called Ak Tenamit, and......Read More

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Como amaneciste?

Mila, Participant

Yak of the Week

Usually at my home in Portland you wouldn’t find me up before I have to be. I am a huge fan of sleeping in, if there’s an opportunity to sleep in until 10 or 11 am I’ll probably take it. Here in Guatemala though, there’s a lot to do and no......Read More

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Forging Our Own Horizons

Emmet Winter, Participant

In the past few weeks since leaving San Juan, among all of the intense, memorable experiences and fortunate opportunities we have had, Cooperativa Nuevo Horizonte near Santa Ana, Petén stands out. After the Guatemalan Civil War, ex-guerrilleros......Read More

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Hey friends!

Nico, Participant

Hi everyone!!! This is a pic I took the morning I left Guatemala. I look at it everyday and it reminds me of you guys and all the beautiful memories I have of you and the country. Thank you so much for all your sweet messages. It really means a lot.......Read More

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Hey Nico!

Meghan and Cara, Participant

Hey Nico, It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since you left! We started traveling again and haven’t been in one place for more than two days since San Juan. It’s been fun and we have seen a lot of amazing things, but we are all ready for a day......Read More

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Out of trek and on the route again!

Itzá Martinez de Eulate Lanza, Instructor

Hola a todes! Hello everyone, We finish our Trek in Verapaz that took us from Rabinal to  the comunity of Chitukan on the first day, were the president of the comunity welcome us with the best salón the comunity had to offer, and talked to us......Read More

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Off to Another Adventure

Lxs Instructorxs (Jochen, Itzá, Este), Instructor

Dear ones, As the sun rises over Lake Atitlan we embark on yet another chapter in our Guate Fall Semester.  We’ve waved our hasta luegos to our homestay families and friends and find ourselves heading towards Achi territories in Rabinal, Baja......Read More

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Face of the Maya

Alexis Henrikson, Participant

To get to the face of the Maya, You must walk though many coffee farms, then through someone´s coffee field. You are bushwacking through many coffee plants, then you feel something change in the air. All of a sudden you look down to your right and......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language & Grassroots Activism

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Language

Jordan, Participant

Yak of the Week

A couple of weekends ago, I was invited by my host father, Diego, to play some soccer with him and his friends at the local field. For me, a soccer boy in withdrawl who had been dropping subtle hints of his futbol-remission for like three weeks now,......Read More