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Jungle Yak

Rose, Participant

We had entered the jungle and had stopped in front of a wooden sign explaining the paths through the lush landscape sprawling in front of us. Our path was the longest. The 2 hour hike to the Laguna Nuevo Horizonte. Our tour guide called me up to......Read More

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A few photos from the community!

The Instructors, Instructor

We have been enjoying getting to know the community here in Nuevo Horizonte! We have been honored to hear personal stories from the armed conflict, plant trees in the jungle, play soccer with the community, learn Spanish, and just be with each......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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Nuevo Horizonte

Emma, Participant

So far Guatemala is radically different then America, not just in terms of language or plants, but in the way that people interact with one another. Like the other day, for example, Cara, Katherine, and I were walking along the road looking for......Read More

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Peten

Katherine, Participant

July 1st Hello everyone! We arrived at Nuevo Horizonte this morning at 5 am. It’s very hot and humid, but very beautiful! We have a great day planned: Spanish lessons, exploring our new home, and (fingers crossed) swimming! We just finished......Read More

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Hola!

Laila, Participant

Hola! This is your Guatemala Dragoncitas coming to you from outside Antigua. Today we are taking an overnight bus to Nuevo Horizonte. There we will be learning Spanish and historical studies. We are all doing well and looking forward to the journey......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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A Note to Home. First Impressions & Hellos

Guatemala Team, Instructor

Here is a note from all the students about their first impressions and any thoughts to home. Sorry we were unable to post a photo due to slow internet. We will when we can!!! Alexa — Mom – do your best not to worry! I miss you, but......Read More

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Touchdown in Guate!!!

Rich, Instructor

The Community in Action crew has just arrived all smiles to Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport!! The instructor team was so happy to see that such a long journey hadn’t dampened the group’s wonderful enthusiasm.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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Malaria Pills

Julie Marcus, Participant

Is anyone taking / bringing malaria pills with them? It doesn’t show a lot of malaria in the travel area so we were planning on not getting any. Dragons administration response:  The malaria risk in the areas the group will be traveling is......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Christina, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! We've just decided to host our first ever "1-Minute Visual Story" Contest in addition to our regular end-of-program Photo Contest. Here's the details......Read More

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We’re Excited to Meet You!

Instructors, Instructor

Hola Dragons! We are excited to meet everyone over the next few days. We have been enjoying reading everyone’s introductions (thank you for posting!). We hope your minds and hearts are filled with excitement, anticipation, and (of course) some......Read More

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Intro

Eli Ganong, Participant

Hey everyone, my name is Eli, and I’m a rising Senior. I live in Marin, which is close to San Francisco. I love to go camping or hike with friends, and I enjoy traveling.  I look forward to experiencing a new culture and exploring Guatemala.......Read More

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Saying Hi!

Alexa Carera, Participant

Hey y’all! My name is Alexa, I’m a rising senior, and I’m born and raised in Oakland, CA. In my free time, I loveeeee to spend endless hours studying and doing schoolwork 🙂 Nah, in all seriousness, I usually love going out to......Read More

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Introducing Myself

Katherine Marcus, Participant

Hi! I’m Katherine and I am a rising senior from Connecticut. When I’m not at basketball practice, I love reading, playing with dogs, rewatching old episodes of Psych, and just spending time with friends. I’ve watched two of my older siblings......Read More

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Introducing Myself

Roadney Louis, Participant

Hi all, My name is Roadney (pronounced like Rodney). I’m a rising senior, writing to you all from Manhattan, New York.  During my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, listening to music, and involving myself in art, particularly sketches.......Read More