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Guatemala Travel ProgramsGuatemala is one of the best places in Central America to experience the amazing Andean landscape and wildlife. Take a summer break, vacation or gap year with International Volunteer Travel, serving communities in Guatemala and be part of the many volunteers and interns who have visited Guatemala; learn the Spanish language and have the experience of a lifetime.
Combination of Programs
The Volunteer Abroad in Guatemala, Internships Abroad in Guatemala, are offered independently as well as in combination with the Survival Spanish Program, Spanish Study Abroad and the Guatemala Adventure Holidays programs.Additionally, we offer Gap Year Abroad in Guatemala and can arrange a Group Volunteer Abroad placement for groups including students and church missions at a discounted cost.
Spanish Language Requirements
Two weeks of Guatemala Spanish study is required for all applicants. One week is required for those fluent in Spanish. You can take our Survival Spanish or Spanish Study Abroad programs to meet requirements.
The Application ProcessTo contact us, click here. To submit an application, click here. To read more about how to apply to the International Volunteer Travel program, click here.
Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our Central American programs in Guatemala please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions.
Guatemala Volunteer ProjectsVolunteer with Children
Health Care Volunteering
Teaching Volunteer Guatemala
Nature and Reforestation Work
Volunteer With Women Artisans
Volunteer With Prison Women
Guatemala Program Highlights
18 and over; Under 18 years
only as outlined on Gap
Year Abroad in Guatemala and Group
Volunteer Abroad pages.
Free Program: Volunteer placement is free for all those who sign up for our Spanish Study Abroad Program.
Xela; Buena Vista Los Corales, Cabricon, Guatemala,
Length of Program:
1 to 24 weeks.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every Month. Plan on Arriving the day before.
Airport Arrival Time: Preferably by 11:00 AM
Accommodation and Meals:
Except during the Adventure Program, accommodation provided in Host families. 3 local Guatemalan home meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are provided per day.
Most projects within 5 to 20 minutes walking distance from home. Projects further off can be reached by walking or by local bus at your expense and cost up to about USD 2.00 for a daily return trip to and from project. See specific project for details.
Mondays to Fridays. 4 to 5 hours daily.
For international volunteer Guatemala program fees, please click here.