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Guatemala International Development 

Embark on an international development trip to the Western Highlands of Guatemala, focused not only on volunteer work, but on how volunteering works across the globe. 

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are changing lives, bettering our world and helping lift people out of poverty all over the globe. Learn how they operate and work to achieve a larger goal, both at the community level and in context of the world at large. Gain a broader understanding and appreciation for non-profits, including the challenges they face, the stakeholder, both new and traditional NGO models, successes and failures. Unlike some volunteer trips where community service is more of a hindrance to communities than a help, at Broadreach College we contribute to projects that are sustainable and meaningful to the communities we serve. From Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango, this is so much more than a volunteer vacation or community service trip. 


  • Earn 3 college international development credits through Lesley University
  • Gain a deeper understanding of third world economies and challenges facing Guatamala
  • Embark on a multi-day hike from Xela to Lago Atitlán
  • Get hands-on volunteer experience with environmental, social and cultural projects
  • Work on a local organic farm cooperative

Experience Required

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • High school graduate
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50
  • Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago

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  • College
Community Service & Academics
  • 55 Hours
  • 3 Credits
  • Locations
  • Chichicastenango
  • Lago de Atitlan
  • Quetzaltenango

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