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Dear families and friends of the Spring Central America MAYA group,
Everyone has arrived safely to LAX! They are together as a group for the first time and looking forward… Read More
By Overseas Educators Hannah and Julian
¡Hola desde Portland!
We’ve spent the last week in the Oregon woods collaborating and preparing for the semester of a lifetime with our colleagues.… Read More
By Hannah and Alex
To our monos –
Wow! We cannot believe the semester has come to a close. What an incredible journey we have completed and will without a… Read More
By Caroline Kessler
Alas! We made it to Roatan, Honduras for the final week of our trip. A celebration was definitely in order as we reflected on the past three… Read More
Greetings families and friends!
Since the last blog post our group has spent five days volunteering with the organization Kuemar located in the Guanacaste region on the pacific side of… Read More
By Eli Karsh-Lombardo
With heavy bellies and full hearts we left the 26-acre permaculture farm that we had called home for the last nine days. We said adios to the… Read More
by Kate Cone
After a bittersweet goodbye to the all you can eat pancakes at Hostel Oasis and all of Granada’s luxuries like real flush toilets, smoothies at The Garden… Read More
By Tate Scarpaci
After our last week of homestays, we began our week of Student Directed Travel (SDT). Everyone was stoked for some more adventure.
An eventful ride in a… Read More
By Jake Marcus
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By Caroline Kessler
At what point does the Carpe Diem group decide to head home?
This week marked the halfway point of our trip! In a… Read More
By Emmy Huefner
On Sunday, we flew from Guatemala City to Managua, Nicaragua, and we are now in the town of Matagalpa, where the electricity is spotty and… Read More
Getting strong in the airport on the way to Nicaragua!
Beautiful coastal sunset.
A few of our local guides on the mangroves tour.
A local surfer catching a wave in
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By Quincy Hirt Lexie Drew
“Welcome to El Paredon”
These four words, spoken in a kind British accent, greeted us as we stepped off the bus. It was immediately clear… Read More
By Tavish and Eli
The week began in Xela, and with Spanish classes complete, we are all eager to explore the city of Xela. Some students decided to climb the… Read More
By Emma Wagner
Hola from the cozy computer lab at PLQ (Proyecto Lingüistico Quetzal Educativo)! We have taken a break from the delicious cinnamon tea and bread we’ve grown to… Read More
By Eliza Cash
After our three-day orientation in the city of Xela—where we explored the tiny side streets, filled up on street food, celebrated Guatemala’s Independence Day, and worked out… Read More
Imagine constantly listening to cars, whistles, and music.
That’s what we have been experiencing during our time in Xela.
Outside of our tranquil hostel, it is difficult not to be… Read More
We just received this stellar photo of the group on their way to Xela. The flights were smooth and everyone is happy and excited to begin orientation!… Read More