Guatemala | Children of the Maya

Capital: Guatemala City  |  Population: 15.47 million

Experience the traditions of an ancient culture and interact with its inspiring young minds. You will volunteer at a local school building classrooms and working with the Maya children. The school is unique in that it promotes indigenous language and culture. Learn about immigration issues and the challenges the Maya community faces to preserve their heritage in the face of globalization, while exploring Quetzaltenango, a historically-treasured town of great scenic beauty.

 Program Details

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Dates for 2017:
    • Jun 20 – Jul 3
    • Jul 6 – Jul 19
    • Jul 22 – Aug 4
  • Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Community Service Hours: 30
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis. Program slots are filling up quickly, so please contact us to apply!

Highlights:

  • Volunteer at a Maya school
  • Journey across sacred Lake Atitlan
  • Attend a ceremony with a Maya shaman
  • Visit a chocolate workshop
  • Explore ancient archaeological ruins
  • Shop at the largest indigenous craft market in the hemisphere

Program Fees

14 Days $3,399

What’s Included:

Program fee includes all in-country expenses including:

  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures, and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support

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Aspect Foundation

Study Abroad Program
1 800 879 6884

www.aspectfoundation.org
exchange@aspectfoundation.org