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By Jerzy, Teaching in Guatemala

Pre-Departure Thoughts

By Jerzy, Teaching with Cultural Embrace in Guatemala Here I am about to undertake my international journey.  I feel this is a journey of exploration not only into another culture, but into me.  An experience of this magnitude will likely bring much more than I could anticipate at the onset.  My name is Jerzy Wasilewski and […]

Playing Favorites to Teach Abroad

Playing Favorites to Teach Abroad by Emlyn Lee, Founder I know parents aren’t supposed to play favorites, yet since I gave birth to C.E., I admittingly have a favorite program…Teaching English abroad. My first international experience back in 1995 was to Teach in China, and it is the foundation of Cultural Embrace’s existence. After I […]

Volunteering In Guatemala

By Kate S., CE Volunteer in Guatemala  “Our Children are not Chickens” I’ve been in Guatemala for a week and already feel at home. Between the enthusiastic staff at the local language school affiliated with Cultural Embrace; the glowing faces at the orphanage in San Mateo, a hill town twenty minutes outside of Antigua; and […]

H.U.G. Guatemala Thanksgiving Trip

>Cultural Embrace’s H.U.G. (Help, Understand, Give) programs are committed to the development of at-need communities in 5 key areas; Creativity, Education, Leadership, Healthy Living, and Conservation. Sign up to be a part of Cultural Embrace’s H.U.G. Guatemala trip and spend your Thanksgiving (Nov 23-28) Helping, Understanding, and Giving to the Guatemalan community! Click here for […]

Tikal: Temple of the Jaguar

And the travels through Central America begin.  First stop: Tikal.   From the shores of Belize, we flew to Tikal for a day tour.  Hot, humid, and full of tourists, Tikal was not the secluded natural wonder that I had imagined, but it was as picturesque as the post cards and worthy of its reputation. The park […]

Semana Santa!

Every Sunday during Lent, the processions in Antigua grew larger and larger.  By Semana Santa, the processions lasted over 12 hours and employed thousands of purple-robed Guatemalans.    Before the procession passed through the streets, residents would create intricate alfombras, rugs made of died wood chippings, sand, grass, or fruits/vegetables.  The rugs, beautiful and time-intensive, […]

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