World Endeavors: Volunteer in Guatemala

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Guatemala is known for its spectacular volcanoes, lakes, and mountains, as well as for its strong Mayan and Spanish influences. Indigenous Mayan culture is very visible in Guatemala, due both to the numerous Mayan ruins dotting the countryside and... read more

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Guatemala is known for its spectacular volcanoes, lakes, and mountains, as well as for its strong Mayan and Spanish influences. Indigenous Mayan culture is very visible in Guatemala, due both to the numerous Mayan ruins dotting the countryside and to the fact that Mayan communities have kept many of their traditions and customs alive, even as the country modernizes. Guatemala has had a difficult political history, but after being torn apart by a decades-long civil war during the second half of the 20th century, it is proudly emerging as a strong economic and political power in Central America. More than half of Guatemalans still live below the poverty line, however, and there is a great need for volunteers who wish to contribute to this country’s future. 

Volunteers in Guatemala will live and work in the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, located in a mountain valley in southwestern Guatemala.

Program Type(s):
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Custom
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Special Education
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Health Sciences General
Minimum GPA:
0.0
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World Endeavors Scholarships

This scholarship is available to applicants interested in participating in any World Endeavors program of at least 3 weeks in duration. As a travel correspondent, a participant will submit video blogs, blog entries, photo essays, or other media documenting their experiences abroad.

$100 - $250

Deadlines:
Scholarship application must be received by World Endeavors within 10 business days of program application.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Open to all applicants 18 years of age or older. Individual must be applying for a program of at least 3 weeks in duration. In addition to completing program and scholarship applications, applicants must submit a 250 – 500 word essay outlining how they hope to share their enthusiasm for international experiences through their role as a travel correspondent. Writing samples or published work will be accepted as supporting documents but are not required. Scholarship essays can be emailed directly to World Endeavors with subject line “Travel Correspondent Scholarship Application.”

This scholarship is available to student leaders of a college or university organization or social group who are interested in sharing their study, intern, or volunteer experiences with their home campus organizations.

$100 - $250

Deadlines:
Scholarship application must be received by World Endeavors within 10 business days of program application.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicant must be a leader of a campus organization or social group. In addition to completing program and scholarship applications, applicant must submit a 250- 500 word essay that discusses the benefits of learning experiences abroad, as well as ideas for promoting travel abroad with students. Writing samples or published work will be accepted as supporting documents but are not required. Scholarship essays can be emailed directly to World Endeavors with subject line “Student Leader Scholarship Application.”

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