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The Land of the Eternal Spring

Gap Year Programs in Tecpan, Guatemala

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Guatemala is as varied in local culture and ecosystems as it is in neighboring countries. Over your Gap Year in Guatemala with CCS, explore this heart of Mayan civilization and quickly understand why so many people have a special place in their heart for Guatemala. CCS Gap Year Guatemala also provides you with an opportunity to visit idyllic beach towns, wander Mayan ruins, and climb active volcanoes. Get ready for the gap adventure of a lifetime in Guatemala with Cross-Cultural Solutions.


Population Below Poverty Line
14% under $1.25
Human Development Index Ranking
128 / 188 countries
Primary School Dropout Rate
Maternal Mortality Rate
140 / 100,000


Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Child Development
CCS volunteers in Guatemala greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves. Primary schools and organizations that support vulnerable children are under resourced and understaffed. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct educational and recreational programming, teach English language skills and provide children with much needed one-on-one attention.

Global Health
Guatemala’s health care system is struggling and the country still ranks low on critical health indicators such as malnutrition and maternal-infant mortality. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to vulnerable children and adults in low-income communities. In addition CCS will be spearheading multiple public health projects in Guatemala including vision screening for children, oral health campaigns and the promotion of hygiene in schools.

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