Guatemala

Long Term Volunteering: Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Long Term Volunteering: Turn Your Passion Into a Career

An interview with Heather Graham, the Director of Communications and Fund Development of Casa Guatemala. Casa Guatemala, located on the Rio Dulce near the southeastern coast of Guatemala, is an orphanage and school serving over 300 children who have been abused, abandoned, suffer from malnourishment, or were living in extreme poverty. These children come from(…)

Hola Xela: An Authentic Experience in Spanish School

Hola Xela: An Authentic Experience in Spanish School

Voluntarily putting yourself through school when you’ve finished University well over 5 years ago and never planned on going back is crazy, or at least for me it was. But little did I know, rather than focusing on repetition and rules, my teacher and I had a long conversation about prostitution, transvestites, drug trafficking, religious(…)

Lisa DeChavan’s Road to Volunteering in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Lisa DeChavan’s Road to Volunteering in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Finding myself ‘treading water’ in what I refer to as the “Lake of Debilitating Comfort Zone”, coupled with the timing & opportunity to break free, I decided it was time to shake the U.S. 5am-7pm monotonous workweek, dust off of my habitually bare feet & take flight over the proverbial Rainbow. Growing up, writing came(…)