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At the End of it All

Rose Fitzgerald, Participant

Yak of the Week

As my final flight touches down, the bump of the wheels shudders through me and I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding. It’s over. It’s all over. I’m home. I step off the plane, down through the airport and into the......Read More

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Guatemala group flight has landed in Miami

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear families, The Guatemala A, B and C groups have all landed in Miami and are proceeding to migration and customs.  An instructor is with each group and will help guide students to their connecting flights. Thanks for all your support from afar......Read More

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I think it’s done?

Rory Eggler, Participant

It’s over, the late night talks, constant snacking on wafers and Tortrix, swimming in Lago Atitlan fully clothed, food forest walks, car rides filled with stories and laughter, all the memories that I will keep as long as I can have come to an......Read More

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Transference

Sofia Quinton, Participant

I am sad to say that this trip has come to an end. We have spent the past few days back at the beautiful Lago Atitlan. Each day has been a time for reflection and remembering all of the things we have experienced. This has helped us prepare for what......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group A

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X-Phase

Monica Stoney, Participant

X-Phase is a portion of the trip where the student’s get to plan where we go, where we stay, what we eat, and what we do. Because we didn’t use up all of our flex time, we were given three days to go wherever and do whatever we wanted. We were......Read More

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International Group Return Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

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Transference Site

The Instructors, Instructor

The student expedition is over and the students have delivered us all safely to our site for transference back on the shores of Lago Atitlán. Transference is a time for reflection upon our experience and is a way to find closure as a group after......Read More

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Festival de Santa Maria

Rose Fitzgerald, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I return to my homestay, I am surprised to find the kitchen packed with people. Women are lighting candles and stirring an enormous pot, a man with a mullet uncovers an electric piano, my Host Mother waves me inside and ushers me towards a......Read More

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Nebaj!

Katherine Roundy, Instructor

Today we said goodbye to our homestays in San Juan Cotzal and moved about 45 minutes down the road to Nebaj to regroup before we head into the student planned and led X-Phase. The students have decided they want to head to Xela (Quetzaltenango) for......Read More

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San Juan Cotzal Homestay

Gracie Evans, Participant

It is 5:30 pm as the sun begins its descent in the small, secluded town of San Juan Cotzal. I am sitting outside on a wooden plank for a chair, intensely watching my homestay mother, Margarita, meticulously handcraft intricate designs on a scarf she......Read More

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The infamous busses

Katherine Roundy, Instructor

Yesterday we spent a long day on the infamous “chicken busses” of Guatemala, known locally as a camioneta. While their first experience on the camionetas was a quick hop from San Lucas to Santiago de Atitlan, but yesterday was a whole different......Read More