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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive – Group C

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Hello from Todos Santos

Raquel Wigginton, Instructor

Hello family and friends! We are happy to report that our group is doing well! We have decided to abbreviate our hike in order to accommodate group needs. That said, yesterday we came out of the Cuchumatanes mountains to settle in the peaceful and......Read More

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Heading out on trek!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear families and friends, The group departed for their 3-day trek through the misty Cuchumatanes Range this morning.  They will spend the next three days hiking through cloud forests, rural villages, fields of wild flowers, and above the clouds in......Read More

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Every mile and every hour

Graham Spessard, Participant

So far, Guatemala has been an experience like nothing I’ve ever done before. From riding in trucks through the beautiful mountain landscape near San Lucas Toliman, to riding across Lake Atitlan on a boat, everything has been a ride. So far we......Read More

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Sharing stories

Isabel Hogshire, Participant

Yak of the Week

When we first began our journey in Guatemala a week ago, I wrote a letter to my future self.  In a room illuminated by a single candle, surrounded by partial strangers, I wrote,”this month in Guatemala was the best experience of my life......Read More

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No hay pena

Lindsey O’neill, Participant

Yak of the Week

No hay pena. El dicho arriba literalmente significa ¨there is no shame.¨ Sin embargo, desde que llegamos aqui en Pachaj he encontrado que esa frase significa mucho mas que eses cuatro palabras expresan. Ayer cuando Isabel y yo conocimos a nuestra......Read More

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El Arbol Abuelo

Abby Botta, Participant

I’ve always loved trees, sometimes more than people. They remind me of myself in a lot of ways; what is seen on the surface seems oftentimes like the whole picture, but underneath the surface lies the other 80%. The mind of a trie lies in its......Read More

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Positive Beginnings

September Murray, Participant

My instructors presented our group the idea of a magic statement. I responded as follows… This month in Guatemala was the best experience of my life because of countless reasons. Through connections I made with people, new or old, I created......Read More

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¡Buenas!

Alex Bazarsky, Participant

As my hair whips in the wind I see the most beautiful sight of Lago Atitlan. Never in my life would I think the back of a pickup truck could give me the best view of a country. As I cling to the metal frame I think of how as a group we’ve learned......Read More

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Photos!

Instructors, Instructor

Hello family and friends! Here are some photos of our group. For the last few days we have had amazing conversations with this engaged and insightful group of Dragons. This inspired us (the Instructors) to really dive in. We had an amazing day......Read More

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Chartered flight has arrived in Guatemala!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

After a long delay, the Guatemala four week groups have arrived in Guatemala!!  The chartered flight just landed, and students are currently going through customs.  The commercial flight carrying one instructor and three students will also be......Read More

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Las Tortillas Take the Courtyard Marriott

Alex, Isabel, September, Van, Graham, David, Lindsey, and Xavier, Participant

¡Hola familia! As many of you know we have had a few set backs with our travel to Guatemala. However, we are on our way now and turned this challenge into an opportunity to bond and get excited for our month away. Our countless hours at the airport......Read More