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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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We are headed home!

The Instructors, Instructor

Hola friends and family! We have said our tearful goodbyes to Guatemala, Juancho and Este and are currently on the plane about to take off. We’ll be shortly in Miami and then in your loving arms!   Hasta pronto!! Los Instructores p.s. yes,......Read More

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The Light That Shimmers

Alex Bazarsky, Participant

The flicker of the candle gives off an orange light which I see glisten on my legs. Steam has collected all over my body and the only relief from the heat is the cold bucket of water at my feet. My host Mom Chona comes in and out of the temescal......Read More

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My ISP

Abby Botta, Participant

My ISP a few quick notes: 1.)My Independent Study Project is one story based on themes of the women either we have spoken to as a group or who I have talked to individually. It is a story that highlights the commonalities and differences between......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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Tecpán to Antigua

The Instructors, Instructor

Esteemed friends, We extend the warmest of greetings from the land of the Kaqchikel peoples.  As we make our way out of Tecpán towards Antigua Guatemala on private transportation, we are forced to navigate through the stories of invasion and......Read More

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Independent Study Project

September Murray, Participant

Guatemala con Dragones Guatemala is a land of stories, a land of the people. Guatemala is a land of nature, of volcanos, and of beauty and serenity. Guatemala could be looked at as a land of problems, but when examined closely is a land of bountiful......Read More

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X-phase here we go!

Instructors, Instructor

For our group’s expedition phase we are going to spend the next couple of day exploring Tecpan, the Maya ruins of Iximché and possibly a lagoon called Chichoy.  Our students had a really good time in their las homestay. Our students left lots of......Read More

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Asi es la vida

Vanessa Payne, Participant

When we begin to tell our stories, do we always know how they will end? Over the course of the past two weeks, the conversations and experiences that I have shared with those around me have transformed both my attitude and perspective surrounding......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group C

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Buenos días!!!!!

David Hooper, Participant

Buenos Dias!!!!! My time in Guatemala has been filled with wonder, compassion, love, and all that good stuff. However, me being a white, privileged male from New York (born and raised) coming to a rural, impoverished environment that I am not used......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group C

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Feeling welcomed

Felice Brennan, Participant

Through my time in Guatemala I have transformed strangers into life long friends. This both includes the wonderful people on this trip as well as the many Guatemalan people along the way.  So many people have shown me kindness and openness. In my......Read More

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Los Sueños

Alex Bazarsky, Participant

Yak of the Week

“I see [Lake Atitlan] in my dreams,” says my homestay brother Iuan (Ivan). At this moment I realize the opportunities I am exposed to while on this Dragons trip. As I sit around the table with my homestay family for dinner I pose a question to......Read More

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Beans oh sweet beans!

Instructors, Instructor

Dear families and friends, today we are working with the community of Cotzal in the Ixil mountains. We are preparing the field where the women of the wevers coop will be planting beans for the community. Our group is enjoying this time working with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group C

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30 For 30

Xavier Koffman, Participant

There were 300 trees, and we were instructed to plant all of them in about 3 hours. No problem. In order to plant a Cyprus tree, a 1x1x1 hole needs to be dug. The sapling must be carefully removed from its bag and placed into the hole. Then, fine......Read More