Guatemalan Culture and Topics on Education Trip 2016 Completed!!


UPDATE: This trip was amazing!! we had 13 participants!!

Focus of trip:

 

This trip is designed to give educators, responsible for teaching students from Guatemala and Latin America, the opportunity to:

 

●  Experience the culture

●  Understand the barriers to education that these students face

●  Have a first hand encounter in the the region of Guatemala where many of the students in Cincinnati come from.

 

Dates of trip:

 

March 26 to April 2, 2016

 

Flight Information:*

 

SATURDAY Mar 26 

Cincinnati (CVG) - Atlanta (ATL) 

2:15pm 3:56pm Delta 2361

 

Atlanta (ATL) - Guatemala City (GUA) 

5:59pm 7:38pm Delta 909

 

SATURDAY Apr 2 

Guatemala City (GUA) - Atlanta (ATL) 

1:29pm 7:00pm

 

Delta 906 Atlanta (ATL) - Cincinnati (CVG) 

9:55pm 11:24pm Delta 1126

 

MAX Trip Participants: 15

 

The trip has a total cost of $1,877.00 if you are traveling with the group, and $900 if you are getting your own flight. 

 

*If you are purchasing your own Airfare you need to be in Guatemala before 7:30 PM on Saturday March 26, and depart guatemala after 1:00 PM on Saturday April 2.

Payment Schedule:

 

$200 Deposit due at sign-up

50% of total cost due February 10, 2016

Final Payment is due March 10, 2016

Accommodations are still being finalized, we will notify you with a full itinerary as soon as we have it finalized.

 

Tentative Objectives:

  • Arrive Guatemala on Saturday March 26

  • Travel to Quetzaltenango and stay in a Hotel for 4 nights

  • During this time we will hear from Local Officials, Teachers, Social Workers

  • We will take field trips to villages, schools, homes and landmarks

  • Depart to Antigua Guatemala on Friday and stay at a Hotel for ONE nights

  • Learn about Guatemalan History by spending a structured day in once the third most important Spanish colony in the Americas, Antigua Guatemala

 

Also, please remember to:

  • Check the validity of your passport

  • Visit your primary physician if you have any concerns regarding your travels, immunization, vaccines, boosters, medications etc...

  • Pack Appropriately, Guatemala is the Land of eternal spring, and that means that we get to enjoy weather like a typical spring day in Cincinnati

 

To make a payment on this trip or to sponsor someone going on this trip, please use our donation button and include the name of the participant on the note section.

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Background and Additional Information: 

 

There are 60,000 Hispanics in the southwest region of Ohio. 68% of this population is from Mexico and Guatemala. Cincinnati Public Schools serves 35,000 Students. 3,000 of these students are ELL Students. Out of those 3,000 a large percent of them come from the northern part of Guatemala and southern part of Mexico. Having an understanding of the culture, family dynamics, social and emotional barriers and experiencing where these families come from, will help educators develop better teaching techniques.

 

We will be visiting the northern region of Guatemala. We will travel through Quetzaltenango and San Marcos. Our accommodations will be in a hotel setting, with double occupancy rooms. Transportation will be in the form of Minivan or Local Bus. Workshops and Presentations will be provided by Government officials, teachers, community leaders and local families. Site visits will include trips to villages, rural schools, churches, homes, government buildings and natural landmarks. We will also have the opportunity to eat at local restaurants, shop in the markets, visit Antigua Guatemala and tour certain parts of the region. We will fly into La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City and travel to Quetzaltenango. We will stay in Quetzaltenango between Sunday and Thursday. We will travel to Antigua on Thursday afternoon and Spend a day in Antigua Guatemala. We leave Guatemala on Saturday August 2nd.

 

If you have any questions, comments and concerns please call, text or email me at : dminera@amigoministries.org

Call us:

513-549-2711

Find us: 

1357 Wittekind Terrace | Cincinnati, OH 45224

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