Studying Abroad – Guatemala

Hola amigos,

Today marks the beginning of an adventure that awaits me deep in the heart of Guatemala City. For the next 8 days I will be traveling throughout the vibrant and culturally rich country of Guatemala! (June 16th -June 24th)

Our itinerary consists of arriving in Guatemala City, paving our way to the colonial capital of Antigua and commencing the trip in Tecpan. Over the course of our trip, we will be working on a solidarity project aimed at improving the Mayan primary school system as well as spear-heading a public health measure by teaching young students the importance of hand-washing and personal hygiene. I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge with students, children, and families in hopes that they are inspired to find solutions for their everyday challenges.

My personal motto for this trip is to expand my horizons and immerse myself in a completely different culture. This next week will be my first opportunity to make a global impact as a recent college graduate. I cannot wait to experience a new country, a new culture, meet new people and make a difference.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

I sincerely hope you all enjoy reading about my journey! As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated in the comments section below.

Talk to you all again soon!

Mucho amor,

Ashna

XOXO