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Guatemala: A Land of Magic and Hope - A Women's Delegation Journey for International Understanding

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Make a difference! Join the AWIU, The American Women for International Understanding, for a meaningful cultural exchange to Guatemala.

Promotes woman-to-woman interaction and understanding worldwide through meaningful visits, grants, educational support, the celebration, support of the International Women of Courage, and participation of local chapters which act locally and affect globally.

Guatemala is known globally for its beautiful geography of rainforests, volcanoes, and rich historical artifacts from ancient Mayan sites.

Our 11-day women’s delegation journey will take you on an immersion to see and understand the real Guatemala through multiple project visits that allow you to meet with the locals inducing positive change.

Visiting with Grupo Cajolá, a local NGO, will allow you to get insight into the economic development of Guatemala for the locals.

Additionally, you will get the opportunity to visit Nuevo Horizonte, a community of Maya and Ladino ex-guerrilla families who run innovative education, reforestation, and micro-development projects and 32 Vulcanos, the local community organization that works on educational, health, nutrition, and environmental projects in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.

Along with cultural walking journeys, ancient site visits and more, this journey will give you the chance to see the true beauty of Guatemala from its geography and locals!

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

•Economic development in Guatemala

•History and culture of Guatemala.

•Mayan town culture through boat-visits.

•Local community organization visits to see the development of Guatemala through it’s local efforts.

•32 Volcanoes

•Grupo Cajolá

•Nuevo Horizonte

•San Pablo La Laguna Housing Alliance

Why This Program Is Unique

•Includes a year of AWIU membership dues.

•Immersion into Guatemalan culture through visiting with locals and seeing life like a real Guatemalan.

•Womens-only journey. For women, to benefit women.

•Multiple project visits to see and meet with the locals who are making positive change throughout Guatemala.

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

•Meeting with organization Grupo Cajolá to learn how they work by organizing the community and developing new opportunities for a better life.

•Visit to Nuevo Horizonte, a community of Maya and Ladino ex-guerrilla families who run innovative education, reforestation, and micro-development projects.

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• Includes a year of AWIU membership dues. • Hotels- 10 nights at first class hotels • All meals-Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (excluding day 1 -dinner only and day 11-breakfast only) • Transportation • Luggage handling fees at airports/hotels (one bag per person) • Full time program manager throughout • Gratuities for Group manager, Driver, local guides, maids, bellboys at airport and meals • Meet & greet service upon arrival to Flores and Guatemala City • All transportation as per itinerary Immersions: • Entrance fees to: Tikal Park, Yaxha, Antigua Guatemala sites, Iximche, Muse Lacustre • Meeting with women from San Juan Cotzal weaving cooperative • Social community experiences as listed

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