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Category: Guatemala 2022-23
Commerce in Antigua – Understanding Guatemalan Entrepeneurship
By Sophia Badalamenti The theme of the day that I was in charge of was economy, an endlessly complex and multi-faceted topic, impossible to comprehend in a single day. Still, the setting of an annual flower festival in Antigua Guatemala was propitious to gaining a basic understanding of the local commerce. My group and I … Continue reading Commerce in Antigua – Understanding Guatemalan Entrepeneurship
Day 2: Learning in Groups
By Alexander Fertik I shared a day as leader with Enrique and Sophia. In order to use our talents best, we were put into 3 groups. We chose a topic we liked - I chose Mayan culture vs. Spanish identity; Enrique chose education; and Sophia chose the economy. We went around Antigua to find information … Continue reading Day 2: Learning in Groups
Determination: A Conversation
By Ira and Cameron Rather than writing individual blog posts, Ira and Cameron, our two leaders of the day today decided to have a conversation about determination and the things they saw today. I recorded their main ideas and transcribed the following summary of their conversation: "On the way up the volcano, a lot of … Continue reading Determination: A Conversation
Some Context – CCS & Stuart Hall in Guatemala
This trip marks the first joint trip for students from Stuart Hall and Christchurch. This partnership promises to add a lot to both schools. It has been in the works for a while now and we are all very excited to see it finally resulting in time together. The goals of the trip are more … Continue reading Some Context – CCS & Stuart Hall in Guatemala
Same Same, but different – Guatemala
A small group of us are sitting around a plastic table at the trailhead for the hike up Pacaya, Guatemala's most accessible volcano. Most of the group is off exploring the volcano, with the promise of lava-cooked pizza at the top. But a few of us stayed behind to observe the life of the guides, … Continue reading Same Same, but different – Guatemala
Today was a good day - the kind of day that leaves you tired and happy but eager to do more. It set the stage for us. Soon, you will read blog posts from our student leaders thus far - Hali, our first leader for the day of travel yesterday, and the team of Sophia, … Continue reading SETTLING IN
United with Guatemala!
Our group is settling in for its first night in Guatemala and spirits are high! We made it easily through customs and across Guatemala City to our first stop, an incredible late lunch/early dinner with Sandy Cardona, the founder of Faces & Our Culture. In truth, some of the group felt overwhelmed by being in … Continue reading United with Guatemala!
READY TO ENTER THE HEART OF THE MAYAN WORLD
Our group is ready to roll! Please follow along as we explore the place known by many titles - Land of Volcanoes, Land of Eternal Springtime, Heart of the Mayan World, Guate, Guatemala!