About Guatemala

Guatemala, in Central America, is a fascinating mix of ancient cultures, indigenous color, colonial history and impressive volcanoes. It is a rich country for language learning. Experts believe Guatemala is an excellent country in which to learn Spanish because the speech and writing have fewer adopted English words and slang.

A magical place, Guatemala is sure to please. If you’re into the Maya, the mountains, the markets or a million other things, you’re bound to be captivated. People come and they stay. Or they leave and return. There's almost too much going on here, and even the shortest trip takes you completely different places, with new challenges and surprises. Although it’s the largest country in Central America, the fact that Guatemala is no bigger that the U.S. state of Tennessee means that you can see the best of what the country has to offer in one study trip.  However, with its warm indigenous culture and its range of breathtaking settings, many students return for seconds and even thirds and more.