Undergraduate Service Learning



Make a difference, meet wonderful people, and travel to a natural and cultural paradise.

Eller has partnered with Dream Volunteers for an alternative spring break opportunity to volunteer abroad.

Antigua, Guatemala

Spring Break 2022 (March 5-13)

The health and safety of our students, staff, and the residents of Vuelta Grande are our first priority. We are closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, as well as state, and local government orders, to ensure that we can safely and effectively provide study abroad programming. As a precautionary measure, we have made the difficult decision to not offer a Spring Break 2021 program. If you are interested in a service learning opportunity in 2021, we encourage you to consider our Costa Rica program.

Guatemala Overview

Guatemala is one of the largest and most culturally rich countries in Central America. It boasts volcanoes, thick tropical forests, outstanding Mayan ruins that stretch out and above the surrounding forest canopy, and beautiful lakes. It is bursting with exotic fauna, flora and wildlife.

The weather varies greatly from season to season. In the dry season, running from November to May, days are sunny and warm with mild evenings. The average temperature runs in the 70s, with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. The rainy season runs from May to October and typically sees sunny mornings and wet afternoons with cloudy evenings.

Program Price

  • TBA*
    • Includes: International airfare (from Phoenix, AZ), housing, meals, and local transportation
    • Not Included: Travel insurance ($3/day) and travel between Tucson, AZ and Phoenix, AZ

*Subject to change

Program Details

Spring Break 2022 (March 5-13)

The Eller College partners with Dream Volunteers for this program. The volunteer projects will focus on children, school improvement, and/or the environment. Sample projects include, but are not limited to: classroom and library construction, beautification of elementary schools, reforestation and development of recycling centers, and various environmental awareness projects. On past programs, cultural activities have included activities like dancing, cooking lessons, soccer matches, or excursions to famous sights of Guatemala.

Accommodations & Meals

The group will be staying together in a guest house in Antigua run by a local family. Volunteers will commute daily to projects and activities in Vuelta Grande or El Hato. Students will share a room with at least one other student and sleep in twin or bunk beds. Some rooms have private bathrooms, others will use a common bathroom just down the hallway. Meals are included in the price of the trip. The meals will range from typical Guatemalan dishes with meat, veggies, rice, black beans and tortillas to American-style food.

Sample Day

  • 8—Breakfast and morning meeting
  • 8:30—Depart for Vuelta Grande
  • 9—Volunteer work
  • Noon—Lunch
  • 1—Volunteer work
  • 2—Cultural experience
  • 5—Reflection/Free time
  • 7—Dinner


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