1. Sign Up

Our Sign Up link will direct you to enroll with our program partner Maximo Nivel in Latin America. They will reach out to finalize your preferences and dates.

2. Receive pre-departure materials and support

Before traveling you’ll have some pre-departure resources to review in your own time. Your program coordinator is available to answer any questions you have as you prepare to travel.

3. Arrive in Guatemala

Arrive in Guatemala City (GUA) airport on any Sunday. You’ll be met by a representative who will bring you to your host family’s home in La Antigua. There a host family will welcome you for your stay in Guatemala.

You can check in with support staff on your arrival day, depending on your time of arrival. In case of flight delays or other concerns, you’ll have the office and emergency contact numbers.

4. Orientation

Your host family will ensure you know where to go for an orientation meeting Monday morning. Following orientation and an ESL crash course, a support staff member will ensure that you know your way around. They will travel with you to your teaching assignment on your first day.

5. Teach

Mondays - Fridays you’ll go to your teaching assignment by walking or public bus. Schedules vary but expect to teach about 3-4 hours per day, either in the morning or afternoon depending on the project. If you opt to join a Spanish class, this will be scheduled in your down time.

As a teacher or tutor, you work with students one-on-one or in groups. Your responsibilities may include preparing lessons in advance, teaching through games and activities, and/or providing support on-site for other teachers and students. Especially if your teaching assignment takes place at a school, you will likely be assisting another teacher, who is a non-native English speaker.

6. Enjoy the Weekend

While some projects may have special requests for weekend help, in general weekends are free to travel and explore. La Antigua is a beautiful town in and of itself with nice restaurants, cafes, bars, and chocolate makers but there are beautiful regional highlights as well for weekend getaways. Support staff can assist you with your travel plans and there are usually other participants looking to link up and travel together.

7. Check out and plan your next trip!

The final day of your program will be a Saturday. Breakfast will be provided as usual, and then you will need to make your own way to your next destination. A return transfer to the airport can be booked, optionally. Contact InterExchange for help with your next international adventure!