Core Value: We Vote for Inclusivity!

A group of SECorps interns in Ecuador pose with a group of children in Pulingui, Ecuador during the 2014 SE Corps Program. In this photo, the interns were visiting a local school to collect data and information regarding access to clean water. Much of the work that intern groups focus on involves creating access to […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Project Empowerment, United States|Comments Off on Core Value: We Vote for Inclusivity!

Todos Santos: Oh the Memories

This Saturday morning half of Team Impacto woke up at dawn and headed out on a trek to hike to the tallest non-volcanic point in Central America. The climb to the top of “La Torre” was pretty eventful with highlights including dodging herds of sheep, responding to friendly yodels from a few locals, and chasing […]

By |June 30th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

The Road to Cheese

On Friday, Team Oportunidad hiked to a renowned cheese farm and Italian restaurant in the picturesque town of Acul. Enjoying our meal on the delightfully breezy front porch, we experienced some amazing views of the surrounding mountains and the town itself. Everyone agreed that the delicious cheese was well worth the hike (and braving the […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

San Juan My Heart

As week 3 is coming to a close, I can’t help but notice how much team Initiative has been able to accomplish in just 5 days. This Monday, we arrived in the city of Sololá, which is about 2 hours out of Antigua, and ventured across Late Atitlán by boat to a small town called […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

Homestay Adventures

Food in Guatemala is an experience within itself. A lot of it is amazing while other parts not so much. The biggest shock for me though has been never getting quite what I’d expect. For instance I had asparagus soup for breakfast today and then a green bean omelet and maple syrup covered pineapple for […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

Rain, Projects, and Comfort

I wake up Monday morning at 4:30am to what seemed like a Monsoon coming through my bedroom. Turns out it was just an abnormal amount of rain falling extremely hard on the metal roof that covers my bedroom. After breakfast I meet up with the 15 other students staying in Santa Lucía and we take […]

By |June 9th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

An Insider’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your SEC Experience

My internship in Guatemala was the best experience of my college career! I remember before I went I was so nervous about going to another country for four weeks. Although I had been to Guatemala twice before, I still felt unprepared for my trip. However, it turned out better than I imagined it would.

A piece […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Campus Fellows, Guatemala|0 Comments

Day in the Life: Sales Campaign.

In my six weeks of volunteering for Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom) up to today, I have had a terrific and most interesting time. I have learned quite a lot already about life in Guatemala, about the running of a small business especially under the rather humble conditions prevalent in a developing country and I even got […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Flex Volunteer, Guatemala|0 Comments

Empowering a Community

One of the best parts of Guatemala I have observed so far is the sense of community and the desire to help others, even when there is no immediate, or even ultimate gain for the person doing the helping. With such small towns and villages, often living in extreme poverty, I have seen community members, […]

By |March 18th, 2014|Flex Volunteer, Guatemala|0 Comments

A Memorable Trek in Nebaj

Early one Saturday morning this past June, eight of us Social Entrepreneur Corps interns in Equipo Esparanza decided to hire a local guide from Turismo Ixil to lead us on a three-hour trek over the tall mountain range surrounding Nebaj to explore the neighboring village of Acul. After a few weeks living in the Guatemalan […]

By |March 7th, 2014|Campus Fellows, Guatemala, United States|0 Comments