Imagine watching the sunset melt into the teeming jungle from atop the mighty ruins of Tikal, kayaking through the blue waters of Lake Atitlán, helping Mayan families with critical community service, and examining the market in Chichicastenango. You can do all of this and more in Guatemala. From the archaic, colonial streets of Antigua to the towering volcanoes near the capital city, Guatemala is a traveler’s paradise and is an obvious choice for students interested in learning Spanish through meaningful community service. Get excited about the rich culture and natural beauty Guatemala has to offer and join us on this memorable adventure.

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Overview


Population: 17,245,346
Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Regional Mayan Languages

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Country Highlights


Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure!

Soar through the jungle canopy on a zip line adventure

Swim and kayak the beautiful waters of Lake Atitlán

Contribute to sustainability efforts on a conservation project

Enjoy delicious Guatemalan cuisine in a cooking class

Relax at a lakeside retreat on Lake Atitlán

Learn about Mayan cultural traditions

Hike the Pacaya volcano outside of Antigua

Tour the Mayan metropolis of Tikal with a local guide

Visit a monkey sanctuary

Contribute to a local community by working on a service project

Improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in a homestay community

Learn about history and chocolate in Antigua

Great experience for our son. He would jump at the chance to do it again.

Daniel
Parent of Raymond, traveler on Peru Service Adventure

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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM

 EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP

EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP

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DEDICATION TO OUR PLANET

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND AUTHENTIC HOMESTAYS

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FLEXIBLE ITINERARIES

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