Letters from Guatemala

By Students in the U21 Global Classroom

Join a global team of students from UConn and other Universitas 21 institutions in Guatemala, as they learn about cooperation, global citizenship, and social entrepreneurship in the global virtual classroom and on the ground.

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lhens’s First Impressions

We arrived in Guatemala on Sunday, June 24. I was very tired, since our flight was at 6 a.m. and I had had only two hours of sleep that night. When we landed in Guatemala City, el capital de Guatemala, I witnessed a band playing music for the visitors. I thought what a welcoming country…. continue reading
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Paz from Rosie

Hi! I am Rosie from the University of Birmingham, I have just finished my second year of Social Policy! I can’t tell you the relief I felt that Ryan (Social Entrepreneur Corps) was waiting with a sign at the airport and that I wasn’t going to be using sign language on arrival in Guatemala City! I discovered… continue reading
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Hola from Becky

Hola from Guatemala! I’m Becky, one of four students from the University of Melbourne participating in the U21 social entrepreneurs corps. It’s the second day here in Guatemala and already the country has won me over. Who can resist the relaxed, friendly environment the Guatemalans have already shown us? The country itself is stunning, with… continue reading
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Mihaela’s Intro

Hi! My name is Mihaela Agapi and I am currently a law student doing an LLB course at the University of Nottingham in the UK. I am considering switching my major to International Relations at the moment, although I am very passionate about both fields. I am originally from Romania, a country in Eastern Europe,… continue reading
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Sissi’s Intro

My name is Sissi Wang, and I am an international student from China. I’m in my third year studying for a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Accounting and Finance. I first came to know Social Entrepreneurship from a seminar in Ripple, a collaboration among four individuals with the vision to change the world… continue reading
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Emily’s Intro

Hello! My name is Emily and I am a chemical engineering major with a minor in international studies here at UConn. I just completed my senior year and will officially graduate after returning from this trip! I studied abroad my freshman year as a participant in the Cape Town program. I caught the traveling bug… continue reading
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Introducing Lhens

Hi. My name is Lhens Vilson and I am a senior majoring in economics and political science and also working towards a human rights minor. I chose these majors because I am interested in global issues, and I thought they would allow me to better understand the problems. I was born in Haiti and I… continue reading
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