• Get Off the Beaten Path

    On a Learning Journey doors will be opened, meals shared, and friendships forged to offer you an authentic Guatemalan experience. No other trip will take you this deep into the heart of indigenous Mayan culture. For 8 days you will travel with our scholars and staff. They will take you into the homes and schools where they live and work so that you too can see just how wide this world really is. We promise this is a trip you won't want to miss!
  • Learn How Literacy Works

    Travel with us to Guatemala and see for yourself how literacy is transforming lives. You will also get to visit the colonial town of Antigua, explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Iximché, and tour a coffee cooperative on Lake Atitlán. Our next trip is November 2-9, it will be the end of the coffee harvest and the school year and we can promise a memorable trip!
  • Are You In?

    Young or old. Novice or experienced traveler. Our trips bring together a diverse group of philanthropists who share a common desire to see the world and change a life. You will make friends from around the world while sitting in local homes and meeting local families. Bridging age gaps, gender gaps, and culture gaps you'll walk away feeling like the world is a little bit smaller than you once believed.
  • Change & Be Changed

    Time and time again we’re told how our Learning Journey’s change people. Combining cultural immersion, with volunteer service, and experiential learning, our Learning Journeys are a great way to experience a developing country and get off the beaten path. See Guatemala in an intimate way - share meals, stories, and bus rides with community members, program participants, and fellow philanthropists.
Want to go to Guatemala? Email us at learningjourney@readingvillage.org to learn more about our spring 2015 trip. Travel by yourself, with your family, or bring a friend. We can take up to 10 people, but spots are filling up fast!

There’s just no substitute for first-hand experience. That’s why twice a year we lead service-learning and cultural immersion trips to Guatemala. Visiting our program sites, meeting our inspiring teen reading promoters, and helping put on a reading fiesta is the best way to understand Reading Village’s vision for a cultural of literacy. Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, there’s something to learn from Guatemala. For eight days you will visit the colonial town of Antigua, explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Iximché, and tour a coffee cooperative on Lake Atitlán. What’s more, traveling with our reading promoters and program staff, you will get to know our teens personally, the challenges they face, and the impact they have. You’ll visit their homes, share a meal with their families, and get an authentic experience of Mayan traditions and rural life.

“I have never been on a trip where I so intimately entered the culture and the lives of local people.” – Learning Journey Alumni, 2011

Combining cultural immersion, with volunteer service, and experiential learning, our Learning Journeys are a great way to experience a developing country and get off the beaten path! The safe, thoughtful, and curious environment that we foster on these trips will change the way you look at the world. We want you to see what we see in these communities full of potential, to meet our partners, hear their stories and be moved by their work. We want you to appreciate just how great an impact your investment can have in the world.

Come on a Learning Journey to experience how you can change the world and you’ll walk away changed yourself!

Email learningjourney@readingvillage.org to sign up or ask questions.

INTRODUCING AN EXCITING NEW OPTION: If you can fundraise $2,000 for Reading Village, then you can travel with us on our upcoming Learning Journey at cost! That’s right,for just $1,000 plus the cost of your airfare you’ll get to have the trip of a lifetime at a fraction of the fee. Start your fundraising campaign right now, or email us with questions and we’ll help you get started. Adventure has never been so close!
DETAILS:
  • $1,950 per person or fundraise $2,000 and then travel at cost
  • Trip fee includes hotel, breakfasts & lunches, private ground transportation, admission to cultural sites, and guides. Airfare is not included.
  • Group size is limited to 10 people
UPCOMING TRIPS:
  • April 9-15, 2015

 

 

 

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