Explore the convergence of ancient and modern lifestyles: investigate Mayan arts and culture, live with local families, and practice Spanish while basking in Guatemala’s patchworked landscapes.
GUATEMALA OFFERS US AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTION OUR IDEAS ABOUT IMPERIALISM, INDIGENOUS IDENTITY, AND THE VALUE OF TRADITION.
Unique to Central America, the majority of Guatemala’s population is indigenous. The country thus offers an especially rich context to explore the crossroads of traditional wisdom and ideas of development and progress. Against a backdrop of rolling green mountains and an azure lake, we explore the ways in which Mayan communities maintain traditional ways of life while adapting to an increasingly globalized world.
"Come with an open mind and a willingness to question the way you view the world."Brittany Sims Past Participant
"I'm in a state of transition now, with my kids growing up. I'm about to enter a new chapter in my life, which means letting go of some things and embracing others. Very sweetly, my four children all sent me off on this journey with words of wisdom and inspiration - just as I've sent them off on their own adventures. In fact, two of them are Dragons alumni themselves! Now, the tables have turned and though I'm the mom, they are drawing on their Dragons experience to support me on my journey."Mika Chin Past Participant