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Our 3rd community!

lxs Instructorxs, Instructor

Hello everyone! It’s crazy how the time is going so fast! After a full week in San Juan La Laguna, today we moved to the department of Quiché, at the north center of the country. We arrived in San Juan Cotzal, Quiché, after 7 hours of bus ride......Read More

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Week in San Juan

Emily Mulhern, Participant

Hi all! Today is our last full day in San Juan La Laguna. We have spent the week taking Spanish lessons in small groups at a beautiful school right on the edge of the lake, and working on our ISPs. We chose a variety of subjects to learning about,......Read More

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Your weekly update in Guatemala

Jesús Alemán, Participant

Greetings! So here I am in San Juan with 10 other stangers I´ve never met in my life yet I´ve never felt more homely. The first week has been wonderful from my perspective, we stayed at San Antonio for a few days when we arrived and we are......Read More

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A Week in San Juan La Laguna!

Eric Harwood, Participant

Hey Everyone! Our first full week has passed in San Juan La Laguna and as things are winding down I guess it’s about time for a rundown of the events. Upon arrival, we all got to our homestays. I spent mine with Olga, Antonio, and their son,......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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X-Phase Day

Clara Chavez-Ives, Participant

Hi Everyone! It’s a beautiful sunny day here in San Juan La Laguna. Today was our X-Phase day where we switched roles with our instructors. Throughout the week we had been planning activities, and in the morning, we split up into groups. Some......Read More

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San Juan

Alex, Participant

We are approaching the end of our stay in San Juan La Laguna, the time seemed to go by very quickly even though our days were very jam packed. In the morning we went to Spanish classes and in the afternoons we all did different independent projects,......Read More

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Week in San Juan La Laguna

eleanor barzun, Participant

The first week in San Juan La Laguna has been amazing! Everyone here is so welcoming and incredibly kind! My host Mom and her family have been so accommodating, and it has been such a privilege learning about her life and beliefs! During the......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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San Juan La Laguna!

Julia Sikowitz Lee, Participant

We’ve had an amazing week here in San Juan La Laguna learning Spanish at Eco School, getting to know our host families, and being mentored by local artisans in their crafts. I worked with Sacaeo, owner of a local cafe and expert on all things......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Week One

Anna, Participant

San Juan La Laguna has been amazing. The people are welcoming and the views of the mountains and of the lake are beautiful. For my ISP I have been working at a natural medicine store. We made shampoo from aloe vera and rosemary. We also made a salve......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Week One in San Juan la Laguna

Sarah Cassady, Participant

In the United States, it is very typical that only students are asked what they are learning, and the usual response is something along the lines of ¨math, science, and English¨. While this type of learning is extremely valuable, it is also very......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Opposites Sustain Each Other

Maya, Participant

I was told at the beginning of our homestay week that Sunday was the day people went to church. I thought nothing of it; I considered it natural for people to go to church on Sundays. Why shouldn’t people here do the same? Over the course of......Read More

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Family Day!

Lindsey Schweitzer, Participant

Hello Everyone! I am writing you from an internet cafe near my homestay in San Juan! Today was our family day where we got the whole day to expierence life in Guatemala and improve our spanish with our host families. In Guatemala Sunday is a day......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Life in San Juan la Laguna

Lxs Instructores, Instructor

After meeting our host families and sharing our first meals together, our pre-homestay nerves dissipated quickly and on our first evening in San Juan, we were invited to a traditional Maya welcome ceremony. Most of the ceremony was in the local......Read More

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YACC ATTACC

Julia, Lindsey, Clara, Emily, and Alex, Participant

We played futbol with our teachers from Spanish school and everyone played really well. Today we finished our ISPs and Spanish school and it was an amazing week with our mentors and teachers. Lindsey, Clara, Sarah, and Emily finished really cool......Read More

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Small Things

Maya, Participant

Small things that stood out to me, most copied from my notebook/diary. I carried a pineapple through the streets of San Lucas Toliman today. I thought that was funny. Here I am, a tourist, carrying the stereotypical backpack with waterbottle and......Read More

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The Great Chili´s Run

Maya, Participant

So as many of you know, our flight from Miami to Guatemala at the very beginning of the course was canceled, and we spend a frantic day and a half searching for alternative flights. Our incredible Lauren had tirelessly worked on finding 35 last......Read More