8 Tips to Surviving (and Thriving) in Guatemala
By Cassidy Brewin, Christianson Fellow
For the past seven months I’ve been living and working in Guatemala with the support of an InterExchange Christianson Fellowship. As an Agriculture Research Fellow, I’m helping Semilla Nueva alleviate chronic malnutrition, which affects about 50% of the population.
Through my time here, I’ve learned the ins and outs of navigating this beautiful country and the best places to explore. Here are my top 8 recommendations for surviving and thriving in Guatemala.
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