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We have all arrived in Guatemala, staying at the beautiful Earth Lodge near Antigua. We have been spending a lot of time getting to know each other, playing games, and…
Hola Team Maya!
This is the first post on the blog we will take turns writing for throughout the semester. The blog is a way to let friends and family…
By Rachel and Sarah
First week in Costa Rica! We had a pleasant early morning flight last Sunday and a short bus ride to the city of Turrialba. Meeting our…
By Sarah and Madeleine
Howdy from your southern belles, Sarah and Madeleine!
We arrived in Flores Wednesday and met our contact Deiter who gave us some introductory information about Flores…
Walking up through the jungle to the site.
Climbing one of the steep pyramids.
We made it to the top!
Learning from our guide Dieter about the history of the
By Nico & Sophie
Hey everyone! We just finished up a beautiful week on the beach in the small village of El Paredon. We spent our time with an organization…
By Asia and Ethan
Asia and Ethan checking in after this very busy week! It started out with a bumpy ride to Cerro De Oro where we experienced a yoga…
Work at G22.
Group shot inside the new family home.
Mangrove Tour in El Paredon.
Acatenango hikers at the trailhead.
Turtle releasing on the beach in El Paredon.
By Camille and Kaylee
Camille and Kaylee here to refresh you on the adventures of the Carpe Diem Maya group. This week we were happy to return to Xela to…
By Sailor and Daniel
This Sunday we arrived at the mountain school in Fatima and Nuevo San Jose. Fatima is a community of ex-finca (plantation) workers, who were displaced…
Sophie and Sarah practicing their communication skills calling Brian & Ellen from a pay phone.
Camile, Asia, Dan, and Nico in the central square in Xela.
Rachel, Kaylee, and Asia…
By Rachel, Madeleine, and Harrison
Hola! Aqui en Xela! We are happily cruising around in the Independence Day celebrations. Last night we walked around in the city square and watched…
By Daniel, Kaylee, and Asia
We started our day with a traditional Guatemalan breakfast, which included scrambled eggs, avocado, fried plantains, and black beans. Muy delicioso! From there,…
By Sailor, Nico, and Camille
This is Sailor, Nico, and Camille writing from an internet cafe in Xela, Guatemala. After a rough ride getting here, we finally made it…
By Sarah, Ethan, and Sophie
Ethan, Sophie, and I (Sarah) are in POPs getting ice cream. Ethan and Sophie practiced their Spanish while ordering. We did a scavenger hunt throughout…
By Program Director Heather Vaught
Embodying the Carpe spirit together! Ready to embark on a whirlwind adventure through Central America.…
By Overseas Educators Brian & Ellen
Bienvenidos a la familia de Maya! We are super excited to embark upon our semester in Central America with you all! It is hard…
By Overseas Educators Julian and Hannah
8 BUSES PÚBLICOS
That’s right y’all. We moved around a lot this semester.
As a group,…
After some wild travel days, we finally made it to Roatan, Honduras for a week full of diving in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. We spent the week diving…
By Siobhan Herr
We arrived at Playa Nombre de Jesus excited and antsy after our long travel day. With the ocean in mind, we quickly put on our bathing suits…