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We have a name for the students who join us on a service trip.
We call them World Changers.
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COVID-19 Travel Update:
School the World remains committed to providing students with an experience rooted in service, global citizenship and cultural connection. We are eager to resume traveling with our students and are optimistically looking forward to our July & August 2021 Service Trips!
We continue to monitor various resources such as the World Health Organization, CDC and U.S. and Guatemala Travel Guidelines. We also obtain weekly COVID updates from our local staff in Central America.
Questions remain as to the timeline of the vaccine roll out here in the U.S. as well as the rural areas where we work.
Therefore, we will be formally announcing our plans for this year’s Summer Service Trips by the end of April or early May, at the latest.
There is little question that we will collectively need to be flexible as we navigate the evolving global environment. Of course, there are a number of factors that could require us to cancel.
We are inviting students to submit their interest to participate in a trip here. Doing so will allow families to stay informed as we move forward with the planning process and to receive an invitation to apply once the trip is confirmed.
The health and safety of our traveling students, staff and, most importantly, the rural communities in Guatemala are our top priority.
If we move forward with Summer 2021 trips, School the World will take all necessary protocols including pre trip testing and travel requirements, daily rapid tests in Guatemala administered by our volunteer staff nurses, formal on-call relationship with a local doctor and medical facility, and international medical insurance and evacuation coverage for each traveler.
We thank you in advance for the flexibility and understanding as we continue to proceed with due diligence. If you have any questions, please email Natalie Hambor firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear From Our World Changers!
“You're impacting someone else's life. You might not think of it, but they're also kind of impacting yours. It's an experience that stays with you for a really long time”
- Teni, 3-time returner, Newton Country Day School
One of the biggest takeaways I got from this trip was that you do not need material items to be happy when you are surrounded by people who you love and who love you. When you are with the people that you love, all you need is the right mindset and to be grateful and appreciative of what you have.
Grace, Winchester High School, February 2019
Going on this trip has allowed me to really appreciate everything I have. When I return I am going to give my mother a giant hug, because in this community they value family more than anything, so from now on that's what I will do too.
Sergy, Boston, MA, April 2018
The World Changer Journey
Request An Information Session In Your Town
Do you think our service program would be of interest to your local community?
Let us know and we'll schedule a time to come and speak to interested families and students in your school or town!
Student Leadership Program
DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL
Our Student Leadership Program is designed for World Changers looking to get more involved with our work. Many students return from their trips eager to spread the word about School the World!
Personally, being a trip leader was one of the best parts of the week. Not only did I get to help with more things than I had last year, but I also felt as if I had a greater influence on the overall group. I was able to show people proper technique for some of the work, and I really liked inspiring others with what I had to say in the nightly discussions.
Cole Rabschnuk, Hingham, MA February '19
Family Service Trip
GIVE YOUR FAMILY AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!
Bring your family to Guatemala or Panama and in one week give your children, nieces/nephews or grandkids a greater appreciation for travel & for helping others, all while making unforgettable memories!
I was incredibly fortunate to travel with my nieces Annabel and Elle to finish a school in Guatemala. Working along side them and watching as they experienced the joy of working to improve the lives of children was an experience I’ll always cherish. Thanks to School the World for providing all three of us with this wonderful opportunity to make a difference, and to do it together as a family!
Stacy Rubin with nieces Annabel and Elle, July '18
Chaperone & Nurse Volunteers
We're always looking for nurses and chaperones to join us! Learn how to become part of our volunteer staff: