Long-term, sustainable development in the Guatemala education system is only possible if children and youth receive a quality education.
Sadly, the Guatemala education system is low quality. It maintains a cycle of poor education that keeps people impoverished, fearful, and ignorant. Poor education means unprepared teachers, which means poor education—fueling a vicious cycle. ...Read More
The fascinating animals in a desert range from coyotes to mountain lions to scorpions, rattlesnakes, lizards, and birds. What they all have in common is their home in the desert biome.
Both hot and cold deserts exist! A region is classified as a desert-based on how dry it is, rather than on its temperature.
Water is essential to life. Because deserts have a scarcity of water, the plants...Read More
Do you want to learn Spanish for your mission trip to Latin America? Use this handy learning guide to prepare to do ministry in Spanish.
If you’re going on a mission trip, it’s ideal to be able to communicate with the locals in their native language.
An international mission trip is a way to immerse yourself in Latin American culture while giving back to local communities....Read More
Latin American traditions for the New Year are both unique and fascinating! The start of a new calendar year provides the opportunity to reset and begin a new chapter for people all over the world, and Latin America is no exception.
Each country has its own special New Year’s Eve traditions, although there is often some overlapping across regions. Like in the United States,...Read More
Costa Rican dishes are flavorful, hearty, and deliciosos (delicious)! Nonetheless, it’s said to be one of Latin America’s most underappreciated cuisines.
Costa Rica is known for its abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Even the busiest streets of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. have wild pitaya and tomato plants growing along the sidewalk. Farmers cultivate chayote, arracacha, and...Read More
Looking for things to do in La Paz, Bolivia? I’ve compiled a list of fun, traditional, and unique activities to engage in in this amazing city.
Nestled in the Andes Mountains and the highest capital in the world, La Paz is home to world-class museums and majestic mountain views. The high altitude requires some adjustment and be sure to bring plenty of warm clothes!
It’s a bustling...Read More
How do you say “summarize” in Spanish? The verb resumir means “to summarize.” A summary is el resumen.
More importantly, how do you summarize in Spanish? Keep reading to find out how it works, what it looks like, and how it can improve your Spanish fluency!
En resumen, ¡vamos a estudiar cómo resumir!In summary, we’re going to study how to summarize!
Benefits of Summarizing in...Read More
Delicious traditional Puerto Rican food features plantains, rice and beans, and lots of meat. Getting to enjoy authentic Puerto Rican dishes is a highlight for many visitors. Puerto Rico’s vibrant culture is visible in its flavorful food.
Food is a key part of our lives, and how we eat is a main factor in how we view the world and its diverse cultures. Culture and food are highly...Read More
For adventurous families, there are tons of things to do in Panama with kids! In fact, this Central American nation is one of the fastest-growing international destinations for U.S. travelers.
Panama is a slice of tropical paradise nestled between Costa Rica and Colombia. It boasts jungles, mountains, beaches, over 1,000 islands, a rich indigenous culture, and a bustling capital...Read More
The Mistura Food Festival was Latin America’s biggest food festival. Held every September from 2008-2017 in Lima, this festival celebrated Peruvian cuisine.
This event was an international food festival, local food fair, artisan food fair, multicultural festival, livestock fair, and folk fair wrapped up in one colossal 10-day annual experience.
Embracing ideas from abroad has long been...Read More