TRAILS & WAVES: SUSTAINABLE GUATEMALA

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Overview

Embark on an immersive journey in Antigua, Guatemala and delve into its vibrant cultural and environmental beauty. Immerse yourself in the lush biodiversity of Guatemala’s landscapes while exploring environmental concerns like climate shifts and resource use, gaining insights into essential conservation efforts.

Take on thrilling activities such as mountain biking down volcanoes, learning to surf, and exploring the ancient wonders of the Tikal Archaeological Site, completing an unforgettable experience in this diverse and captivating destination.

Program Highlights

  • 4 Weeks, 5 cities, 6 credits
  • Settle into your homestay for real Spanish immersion
  • Visit Pacaya volcano for a sunset hike
  • Learn and implement sustainability practices in the context of Guatemlana tourism
  • Explore the world-famous Mayan ruin – Tikal Archaeological site
  • Surf the Pacific and mountain bike down the side of a volcano
  • Experience authentic Latin culture through the cuisine, language and dance of Guatemala

Your Program Cost

  • Program Fee: $5,995
Out-of-pocket costs
  • International Airfare to GUA ~$500
  • Independent Travel ~$250
  • Meals not included ~$100
  • Total : $850
Application Deadline
  • April 5th, 2025
Program Dates
  • June 15th, 2025 – July 13th, 2025
Program Location
  • Antigua, Guatemala

What’s Included

Airport pick-up/drop-off

Homestay

Breakfast and Dinner provided

Hosted Excursions

International Medical Insurance

Optional: Earn 6 credit hours

Tikal Archaeological Park Overnight Trip

Cultural immersion experience

Your Summer Itinerary

  • Arrival, orientation, language placement, Building Tour & Walking Tour of Antigua
  • Spanish classes (5 days – 20 contact hours)
  • Mountain bike the Antigua Valley
  • Afternoon safari through the jungle
  • Salsa dance class
  • Sunset hike at Pacaya Volcano
  • Yalu Eco Adventure Park
  • Overnight trip to Tikal Archaeological Park (2 days / 1 Night)
  • Spanish classes (5 days – 20 contact hours)
  • Latin America Sustainability classes (5 days – 15 contact hours)
  • Salsa dance class
  • Local cuisine cooking class
  • Acatenango Volcano Trek
  • Surf School in El Paredon on the Pacific Coast
  • Latin America Sustainability classes (5 days – 15 contact hours)
  • Free time in the afternoons to explore Antigua (3 days)
  • Kayak & Hike Lake Atitlan
  • Salsa dance class
  • Local cuisine cooking class
  • Spanish classes (5 days – 20 contact hours)
  • Latin America Sustainability classes (5 days – 15 contact hours)
  • Departure, Transfer to La Aurora International Airport

Funding Options

  • Alumni of our US Destination Work Program get $500 off their program fee for them and a friend they refer to the program.
  • Haven’t done a US Destination Work Program yet? Enroll today and earn money while traveling to some of the coolest places around the country.
  • Enroll in our Life Skills Foundation Course in addition to this program to earn 15 credit hours over the Summer.