Volunteer Connection: Alexis in Guatemala

Alexis is a current student at Cabrillo College of ADN Nursing Program, aspiring to work in pediatrics. She spent the month of June, 2017, volunteering in a children’s clinic in Antigua, where patients receive special medical care, physical therapy, medical and psychiatric consultations. Alexis had previous experience volunteering for several organizations as a member of the […]

Alumni Connections: Carolyn

Either during summer break, after graduation, or mid-career, there are a variety of API Volunteer placements in Guatemala to explore, depending on your interests and skills. After graduation, Carolyn chose to spend two weeks volunteering in Antigua, Guatemala as a teacher’s assistant. Read on to learn about her first moments, memories in the classroom, and […]

Volunteer Connections- Giving

In this first post of API’s new “Volunteer Connections” series, Emmy, an API study abroad alum and recent volunteer in Guatemala, shares her story. “Giving” by Emmy  Outside the international arrivals section of the Guatemala City airport, a metal gate herded excited families. Faces, arms, and hands stretched beyond the metal barrier. I scanned the […]

A Trip To Guatemala

¨I feel as though the cardboard box of my own reality has been flattened and blown open. Now I can see the edge of the world.¨ – Tom Hiddleston Buenos from Guatemala! I have now been in Guatemala on a short trip to visit my friend Iris who studied abroad at my school last year. […]

API Staff Profile: Carolyn Boudreau, Program Representative

“When reflecting on my experiences in Latin America, especially my time volunteering in Guatemala, I realize that you don’t need an abundance of things in your life to be happy. Interacting with happy people who live on so much less than I do on a daily basis has proven that.” This revelation comes from Carolyn […]

The rest of my time in Guatemala

Okay so first off, let me apologize for letting so much time go by without checking in. I’ve just been keeping very busy, trying to fit everything in. I’ve had this post well on it’s way for over a week now so finally here it is! To catch up, I’ll go day by day… Friday, […]

First Day of Class, First Day of Volunteer Work & Volcán Pacaya

So, I left off just as I was about to go to my first Spanish lesson. I am taking afternoon classes for four hours with my teacher Helen. One-on-one Spanish lessons are offered, which is perfect because although I feel confident in my Spanish speaking abilities, there is always room for improvement. Helen and I […]

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