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How did we get here? Where are we going?

The Instructors, Participant

Picture of the Week

Wow. Six weeks have gone by. It’s nearly over and I’m not sure where to begin. We have settled in to our final location in Guatemala City, our last stop on this journey before we have to say our goodbyes. We are surrounded by pine trees, city sounds, and most importantly by each other. After 2 weeks of individual homestays in San Juan la Laguna, it is comforting to be back together as one single Dragons clan. This last chapter is called transference. It is a time marked by reflection: first looking back at our experiences together in Guatemala and… Read More

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Tortillas

Enaê, Participant

TORTILLAS!!! Holla chicos, oi galera, hi guys! I was thinking about many ways to start this Yak because I honestly feel that this is a important one for all of us (Guatemala fans). But as my host mom always say… Before a good recipe it always......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (6-week)

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Güisquil and Giddiness

Lindsay, Participant

I have spent the past eight days here in San Juan la Laguna becoming completely comfortable in my homestay. I now have my regular seat at the dinner table, my host sister and I have scheduled times to play Uno before and after every meal, and......Read More

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San Juan and Puffy Jackets?!

Ella, Participant

Yak of the Week

I’ve made it four weeks and two days successfully avoiding writing a yak, but I cannot be blamed. Just think, yaks are how most people back home are keeping up with this trip. This is a form of looking back on a trip after it has finished. And......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (6-week)

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Transitions

The Iteam, Instructor

Hello friends and familly, We have spent our last few days at Rabinal, Baja Verapaz. There we worked with the association Qachuu Aloom, in which the main focus is to recover ancestral ways of producing food and of course, for that matter, you must......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (6-week)

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What is Luxury?

Mikah & Madeline , Participant

On our last morning in Ak’Tenamit, we piled into the lancha (a small boat) with our generous and talented host, Doña Miriam, and said goodbye to the towering cliffs, vibrant forests, and shimmering waters surrounding Cafe Tantin. The next phase......Read More

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Tiempo en Ak’tenamit

Brandon, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello there, Don´t know where to start, it has been about three days since when we departed from Ak´Tenamit to our midcourse and now we are at Qachuu Aloom at the department of Bajo Verapaz. I´ll do my best to explain my time in Ak´Tenamit. In......Read More

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Thinking about the why

Lindsay, Participant

With each transition that we make from one place to another, our instructors brief us on where we are going, what we will be doing there, and why we support the organizations that we are going to be involved with. As someone who always wants to know......Read More