Written by senior Music/Education major Mariah Kaufman On Friday morning (May 13th), we visited Margarita Tejada Foundation which is a school primarily for students with Down Syndrome. After a brief tour of the school, Goshen College students were split up into different classrooms to assist the teachers and interact with students. There were many different … Keep reading »
Cultural Perspectives, Youth and Resilience in Guatemala
During a 3-week May term in Guatemala, learn first-hand about the persistent social problems facing Guatemala’s youth as well as the determination and resilience of committed young adults who are helping to meet those challenges and prepare the way for a better future. See our flyer.
Katy Thornthwaite is a music and secondary education double major from Black River, NY. Our first weekend in Guatemala started bright and early with our van leaving Semilla at 6:00 am. After about an hour and a half in the car, we arrived in Tecpan for breakfast at a local restaurant. Our breakfast options were … Keep reading »
Augusta Nafziger is a junior writing and music double major from Weyers Cave, Virginia. Our second day in Guatemala began with a delicious breakfast (thank you Reyna and Ingrid!), followed by a guest speaker lecture by Israel Ortiz, a professor at Universidad de San Carlos. His presentation introduced us to some key statistics about Guatemala, including … Keep reading »
We’re here! Yesterday’s one-stop flight to Guatemala was uneventful — almost easy — and we arrived at 9pm hora de Guate (11pm Eastern) although it was closer to 1pm Eastern by the time we made it to CASAS and took this picture. . . After orientation this morning we were treated to a fascinating presentation about … Keep reading »