Guatemala Service & Language

Introducing our Guatemala Service & Language Experience, a new program exclusively for Guatemalan adoptees aged 18 and older. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Antigua, living in shared housing with fellow adoptees, and adult adoptee mentors while learning Spanish and working alongside Guatemalans. This unique experience includes 10 days of language instruction at one of Antigua's best language schools and a service component with one of our partner organizations. Join us for a transformative journey, where you'll deepen your connection to Guatemala through language learning and meaningful community service while in community with other adoptees.

Guatemala Service & Language Experience 

Departure 1: June 28 - July 12, 2025

Departure 2: July 13 - July 26, 2025

15 Days

Improve Spanish Language Skills

Support Community Service Initiatives


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Day 1 - Arrive in Antigua and Orientation Dinner

Day 2 - Explore Antigua: Find Language School, Grocery Shop, and Cooking Class with Tia (Dinner)

Day 3 - 6 - Morning Language Class and Afternoon Volunteer Activity with Partner Organization

Day 7 - 8 Free Time to Explore Antigua. Option for Reconnection. 

Day 9 - 13 - Morning Language Class and Afternoon Volunteer Activity with Partner Organization (Day 13: Closing Dinner)

Day 14 - The Journey Home and Beyond

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Check Guatemala off your bucket list and immerse yourself in the Guatemalan culture and welcome in the New Year. 

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YOUR TIES PROGRAM MANAGER

Rebecca Blessing

Rebecca joined Ties in 2017 and became the Guatemalan Program Manager in 2019. In her more than twenty years in child welfare and adoption, she's assisted adoptees and families at all stages, from initial applications to heritage journeys. She's spoken globally on child welfare and adoption issues and has advised organizations and governments on comprehensive child welfare and adoption policy. Today, you can find her in Denver, CO where she is also an adjunct professor, a yoga teacher, and is currently working on a novel.

Please note: Rebecca may not travel on every trip.


(303) 418-4579

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