Service Learning in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

Spring Break 2019 (March 2-9)

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
          - Mahatma Gandhi

Information Session

Tuesday, November 13th | 5:00PM | McClelland Hall 201A, Salter seminar Room 


Guatemala Overview

Guatemala is one of the largest, most beautiful and culturally rich countries in Central America. It boasts volcanoes, thick tropical forests, and outstanding Mayan ruins that stretch out and above the surrounding forest canopy, beautiful lakes and is bursting with exotic fauna, flora, and wildlife.

The weather varies greatly from season to season. In the dry season, running from November to May, days are sunny and warm with mild evenings. The average temperature runs in the 70s, with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. The rainy season runs from May to October and typically sees sunny mornings and wet afternoons with cloudy evenings.


Program Price

  • $875*
    • Includes: Housing, meals, travel insurance, and local transportation
    • Not Included: International Airfare

*Subject to change


Program Details

Spring Break 2019 (March 2-9)

The Eller College is partnering with Dream Volunteers for this program. The volunteer projects will focus on children, school improvement, and/or the environment. Sample projects include but not limited to classroom and library construction, beautification of elementary schools, reforestation and development of recycling centers & various environmental awareness projects.

Cultural activities range from dancing and cooking lessons, soccer matches and excursions to famous sights of Guatemala.



The group will be staying together in a guest house in Antigua run by a local family. Volunteers will commute daily to projects and activities in Vuela Grande or El Hato.  Students will share a room with at least one other student and sleep in twin or bunk beds. Some rooms have private bathrooms, others will use a common bathroom just down the hallway.Meals are included in the price of the trip. The meals will range from typical Guatemalan dishes with meat, veggies, rice, black beans and tortillas to American-style food like pasta.


Sample Day

  • 8:00 Breakfast and morning meeting
  • 8:30 Depart for Vuelta Grande
  • 9:00 Volunteer work
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Volunteer work
  • 2:00 Cultural experience
  • 5:00 Reflection/Free time
  • 7:00 Dinner

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To speak with someone about this program, please contact Elena Ioli.

Photo of Antigua, Guatemala courtesy Shutterstock.