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The Power of Art: My Work in Guatemala

The Power of Art: My Work in Guatemala

Art has always been an integral part of my life. I find that there is art in everything. It can be found in the form of beauty as in nature or in words from a speech. Before coming to Guatemala, I had the intention of focusing my work and channeling my energy into...

Patricia Chiu

Patricia Chiu

Our mission trip to Guatemala was a life changing journey for me. Before going to Guatemala and working with the group, I was honestly extremely nervous. I was nervous that I would end up doing something wrong or being that one person who’s going to drag the group...

Leslie Tirado Phephard

Leslie Tirado Phephard

At first seeing the deep needs of the area and the people that live their was discouraging thinking how are brief time there could make a difference. For me a better life foundation guatemala and the experiences we had , brought warmth and fullness to my heart and has...

Guatemala: Do’s and Don’ts

Guatemala: Do’s and Don’ts

According to the Institute of International Education 2017 Open Doors report, 325,339 American students earned academic credit while studying abroad in 2015/16. Another 23,125 U.S. students were involved in non-credit work including internships and volunteer programs...

Women Helping Women: My Experience in Guatemala

Women Helping Women: My Experience in Guatemala

I have been wrong about feminism. As a student enrolled in Guatemala Public Health, taught by Chris Hirschler Ph.D., Department Chair and associate professor of Health and Physical Education, I have been required to learn Guatemalan culture and, more specifically, the...

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