About the Program
PLEASE NOTE: The Heritage Institute courses receive Continuing Education Quarter Credits awarded by Antioch University Seattle at the 400 and 500 levels. Call 800.445.1305 or log onto The Heritage Institute’s website policies page for more information.
- REGISTRATION FORM/Cost & Assignment Summaries
- Cancellation & Liability RELEASE FORM 1
- Heritage RELEASE FORM 2
- SYLLABUS (1st week; syllabi for add'l weeks are similar)
- Course EVALUATION FORM - optional
- PACKING IDEAS
- Pack light site: onebag.com
- "Before you go" list
- CDC TRAVEL HEALTH - Guatemala
- Stacey's Travel Photos with blog and travelogue links
- Academia de Español Antigüeña in Antigua
- Escuela Cooperativa in San Pedro La Laguna, Atitlán
- Heritage Institute/Antioch University Seattle
- Dial-A-Verb with Online Verb Conjugator Link
- Online Translator
- Moon Guatemala on Amazon.com
- Rough Guide Guatemala on Amazon.com
- Langenscheidt Spanish/English Dictionary (my favorite) on Amazon.com
- Paradise in Ashes on Amazon.com
- I, Rigoberta Menchu on Amazon.com
- Culture Smart! Guatemala on Amazon.com (customs and etiquette)
- Addall.com - great used book search engine
- Beca Project (nonprofit)
- Live & Learn in Latin America
The group arrives!
I had a wonderful buffet breakfast at Fernando’s that included lots of fruit and typical accompaniments plus pancakes plus incredible eggs with Portobello mushrooms (PHOTO 1) then headed to the airport after dropping my bags at my host family’s home. My shuttle introduced me to the driver, gave me his cell phone number, and told me to borrow a phone from “the man with no legs” when the group was ready. The group showed (PHOTO 2), the driver arrived without need for the elusive disabled man, BUT….the van wasn’t big enough for all of us. 10 headed out to Antigua and homestays and the othe 4 of us grabbed a shuttle which took us to the school where - gratefully - Olga was there to hop in and direct the driver to our homes (PHOTO 3: Perry at his doorstep).
We met at the square at 2pm and, over the course of 4 hours, found the necessary purified water, TP, towels, phone cards, and meals (PHOTO 4: Mary Ann, Judy, Carla, Jeannie, Sharon, and Diana) to meet our needs, not in 1 group or necessarily in that order. We also took in the sights and sounds of Antigua (PHOTO 5: Maya mom and babe) until our tired feet took us home. HAPPY TRAILS!