Learning Journey

Learning Journey

There’s just no substitute for first-hand experience. That’s why twice a year we lead service-learning and cultural immersion trips to Guatemala. Visiting our program sites, meeting our inspiring teen reading promoters, and helping put on a reading fiesta is the best way to understand Reading Village’s vision for a cultural of literacy. Combining cultural immersion, with volunteer service, and experiential learning, our Learning Journeys are a great way to experience a developing country and get off the beaten path! The safe, thoughtful, and curious environment that we foster on these trips will change the way you look at the world. We want you to see what we see in these communities full of potential, to meet our partners, hear their stories and be moved by their work. We want you to appreciate just how great an impact your investment can have in the world.


Further Details

Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, there’s something to learn from Guatemala. For eight days you will visit the colonial town of Antigua, explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Iximché, and tour a coffee cooperative on Lake Atitlán. What’s more, traveling with our reading promoters and program staff, you will get to know our teens personally, the challenges they face, and the impact they have. You’ll visit their homes, share a meal with their families, and get an authentic experience of Mayan traditions and rural life. Additional details include:

- Next trip: March 27 - April 2, 2014

- Cost: $1950, excluding airfare

- Available Spaces: 10

Additional information can be found at: http://readingvillage.org/literacy-programs/learning-journey/

How to apply

Download our registration packet at: http://readingvillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Learning-Journey-Packet-Registration3.pdf

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions, or send your registration packet and 50% deposit to: Reading Village, 3210 15th Street, Boulder CO 80304


Organisation Name

Reading Village


About Organisation

Working in rural Guatemala, Reading Village empowers youth to eradicate illiteracy and lead their communities out of poverty.


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