The Guatemala trip has been designed to be an international learning experience. It will contribute to enhanced global awareness and deepen our understanding of social justice and ecological issues around the world. It is our hope that students will return from Guatemala with further motivation to “make a difference in the world”.
When in Guatemala we will work, eat, and live with the Indigenous Mayans and gain a better understanding of the challenges they face. We will shop in local markets, learn about the impact of tourism, mining, and other economic factors. The students have an opportunity to see much of the natural beauty and ancient ruins present in this country.
Through these experiences we will be challenged to reflect on how our lives and actions are connected to those thousands of kilometers away.