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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or ask questions.
INTRODUCING AN EXCITING NEW OPTION: If you can fundraise $2,000 before September 1st, 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!
- $1,900 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
- November 2-9, 2013
- March 27 – April 3, 2014
Overview Pre-Trip Packet Registration Forms