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Summer 2023 service trip:
construction & renovation in guatemal


In June of 2023, seven Nordhoff LIVE students will travel to  Guatemala, where we will volunteer alongside a local team on ongoing construction and renovation projects underway in the community in Antigua! This project is organized and run by local community members, who identify the needs of the community and will place our team where we can be the most helpful to the community. 

Ongoing construction projects are focused on beautification, home-building, school and clinic renovation, as well as building playground and bathroom facilities. Although our team will not know our specific project until closer to our travel date, our group may be laying brick, doing carpentry, painting, laying tile, and landscaping or gardening, depending on the needs of the community group overseeing the project.

Along with getting to participate in making physical improvements to community structures, our group will get to practice our conversational Spanish, develop our communication skills, immerse ourselves in Guatemalan culture, and learn about the rich history of Guatemala, the daily life in the cities, and the problems facing the country today.

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