Humanitarian Trip

Guatemalan Humanitarian Trip- July 9-16, 2022

The WIDL is going to Panajachel, Guatemala to work with Cultiva International for our summer humanitarian educational experience. Come join us for this amazing adventure and wonderful learning experience. Growth happens when we are exposed to things that are outside of our comfort zone. This trip will definitely give you that opportunity.

The trip will be led by Sam Martineau. Lucy Medina will be the trip coordinator, as well as the second lead on the trip itself. Lucy is the co-founder of Cultiva International, has an intimate knowledge and experience with the region in which we will be operating, and we are so lucky to have her on this trip!

On this trip we will:

  • Learn how to do effective humanitarian work- we will work with Cultiva International to learn how to serve and help others in a sustainable way working side by side with the local Mayan community and experience real connection.

  • Use our opportunity to work in Guatemala to learn about complex issues like poverty, barriers to economic growth and opportunity, humanitarian work and its impacts, unintended consequences, etc.

  • Develop leadership skills- We will spend some time doing personal development and learning leadership skills that will help prepare you for future success and growth.

  • Learn about and connect with a different culture- We will take time to get to know and come to understand the communities in which we work. We will have the opportunity to visit some of the villages around Lake Atitlan and learn about their culture. This is a great way to see how others live and gain a new perspective and appreciation for the many modern conveniences we enjoy in the U.S.

  • Have fun adventures- We will be able to enjoy the beautiful nature and scenery of Guatemala by going zip lining through a nature reserve and spend some time on and in the beautiful lake.

And so much more...

Come join us and see how this will change your life!


Trip Details

  • Date: July 9-16, 2022

  • Cost: approximately $1900 per person.

    • $1300- Cultiva- that includes all of your in-country transportation, lodging, food, activities, and a donation to Cultiva which will cover the project cost

    • $100- WIDL costs

    • $500- this is approximately what the flight will cost

  • Elite students will be able to register for the first week after this email is sent, intermediate students the week of October 4, and beginning students the week of October 11. Each student will be able to reserve a spot for themselves and one other person (but are not required to take two spots).

  • A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your spot. The deposit will be due by October 15, 2021.

We only have 30 spots available, so Sign up now!

If you have any questions email Lucy at or