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The Market

Meghan Villano, Participant

Hi everyone! We are finally here in San Juan and everyone has settled into their homestays! The first full day here, my host mom brought me to the market in the center of town. Sunday is defiinitely a market day because it was very crowded and hard......Read More

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The Andreas

Andrea Giacomini, Participant

Yak of the Week

My name is Andrea. My name was bestowed upon me in honor of my father’s mother, who died before I was born, who’s legacy I carry with me everyday. My name has meant a great many things to me, but it has always served to remind me of the......Read More

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When Worlds Collide

Katherine, Participant

How do oppressed communities fight control in order to stay genuine and keep beliefs and culture alive? How can a group of people be resilient when faced with life or death options? While staying in San Antonio we visited a house that held the......Read More

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The Story of Berte

Mila and Cara, Participant

One day a group of four gringos were walking down the streets of Panajachel. There were many dogs. One dog was especially friendly. This dog followed the group for many blocks. They were flattered by the attention of the cute pup, but knew it should......Read More

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Estas escuchando??

Grace, Participant

Estas escuchando? Are you listening? We woke up this morning, surprised and confused, to the blast of mariachi music. Booming from the town’s loud speakers,  la iglesia began its mass with music and prayer. Among the spiritual full volume......Read More

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La Belleza

Jordan, Participant

We’ve been here in San Antonio Palopo for almost three days now. The town climbs and bends its way up the hill that overlooks Lake Atitlan. It’s a gorgeous place really, one where the beauty – la belleza – does not seem to grow old.......Read More

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Highlights from the first week

Mila, Participant

The past few days we have been getting comfortable in a beautiful community on the shore of Lake Atitlan. Here we have been learning tons about what our trip will entail, as well as bonding as a group, starting to practice our Spanish, and playing......Read More

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Welcome to Guatemala!

Alexis Henrikson & Ellie Huettel, Participant

This week we have been staying on Lake Atitlan completing orientation. Over the course of this week, women from the community have been coming to the house to prepare and share meals with us. Every meal has been absolutely delicious; especially the......Read More

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Sunrise Hike

Katherine Burke, Participant

Hi everyone! We had an amazing orientation!! We are in San Lucas Toliman. For our last day of orientation we went on a sunrise hike to Cero de Oro, a mountain on the lake.We left at 5 and got to the top of the mountain at 8. We stopped at a holy......Read More

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Saludos desde el lago!

The I-team ♡, Instructor

Hola amigxs y familia! Hello friends and familly! We are at the shore of Lake Atitlan against a beautiful countryside, surronded by mountains. Here we are having our orientation, which is the time for the students to learn about safety and health,......Read More

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At the Gate and Ready to Board!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The Guatemala group is at the gate and ready to board their flight to Guatemala City! The flight is currently scheduled to depart on time. The instructor team will post a photo of the group once they arrive in Guatemala City.  Safe travels......Read More

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In Miami today?

Andrea Giacomini, Participant

Hey everyone! Just wondering if anyone flew into Miami early and happens to be there today. I’m landing at six and am staying at the Best Western right next to the hotel if anyone is there or close by and wants to meet up! See you all soon 🙂......Read More

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Re: Where to Send Absentee Ballot

Jochen, Instructor

Hola Emmet and todxs, Thank you for your question regarding where in Guatemala to send your absentee ballot. We’re excited to see that you want to participate in the political process and make your voice heard! Absentee ballots can be sent to......Read More

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Where to send absentee ballot

Emmet Winter, Participant

In order to get an Illinois absentee ballot, I have to know where to send it. The ballot will be mailed to my house and then my mom would pass it along to our mailing address in Guatemala. Where should I have the ballot sent? Is this the same......Read More