information about Guatemala

The country nevertheless remains a marvel, mainly thanks to the Mayans. Their costumes, different in each village, each market are a festival of colors. They create a craft of great beauty and it is they who cultivate each parcel of this country, they are overfished in the large fincas large landowners or they try to nurture the small milpa (corn field), they have managed to maintain altitude. The fabulous ruins of their ancestors, as well as at Tikal Coban reflect the antiquity of the cultural wealth of this nation.

Official title of the country: Republic of Guatemala

Capital: Guatemala City

Area: 109,000 sq km

Population: 13.3 million

Ethnicity: 56% of Ladino (mixed Indigenous-Spanish), 44% Native American

Languages: Spanish, 22 Maya dialects and Garifuna.

Religions: Catholic, several cults


HorizonCosmopolite, in collaboration with its Guatemalan partner, offers you the opportunity to volunteer in a primary school located near the town of Antigua. Depending on your objectives and skills, you will be able to help teachers in the classrooms,facilitate workshops, job shadow, teach some academic subjects in Spanish, teach English, etc. You will live with a local host family where you will have the chance to fully integrate yourself in the daily life of this community. A total immersion experience awaits you!

Language Requirements: Intermediate level of Spanish

additional information:

Length of stay Registration fee d’inscription Participation fee
Teaching  1 month and more $700 CAD + tax $170 USD per week (Exchange rate)
What’s included?
  • Pre-departure orientation session
  • Accomodation in a host family
  • Meals (provided every day except for Sundays)
  • Technical Support
Our service includes: detailed and personalized support, plane ticket reservation, visa advice, information about vaccines, a pre-departure orientation day, a participant guide to help with the preparation of your trip, and a confirmation from our partner abroad. The placement is guaranteed or you will be one hundred percent reimbursed.
What’s not included?
  • Plane Ticket
  • Transportation between Airport and Antigua
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passport
  • Vaccination
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Exit Tax (if needed)