Partners in Service works in the highlands of Guatemala with the Maya women of Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano (AMA) in building empowered, resilient, civically engaged communities. Founded and led by indigenous women, AMA provides behavioral health programming, health and civic education, midwifery training, support for business enterprise, and an organizational structure through which communities can attain greater agency and control over their development and wellbeing.
The region of Guatemala in which most of our projects take place, Quetzaltenango, is a world-renowned hub for Spanish language immersion, and throughout our over 20 years of experience we have grown relationships with local Spanish schools, ecological preservation organizations, and communities to ensure each travel seminars is a truly encompassing experience.
Our Guatemala travel seminars typically include hands-on work in the communities, lectures from local academics, community leaders, and activists, and other sightseeing as requested by the group. See a sample itinerary here.