Classes and Programs

The GREAT Guatemalan Challenge - MORE THAN A VACATION

Description:

Please download the brochure and application. Thank you very much for your interest and we hope to see you enrolled. Interested individuals can contact Dr. Joseph Little directly at jlittle@niagara.edu.

More than a vacation, the Great Guatemalan Challenge is an affordable, off-the-grid adventure for the spiritually minded traveler. Over eight days in January, we’ll find ourselves hiking an active volcano, exploring Spanish and Mayan villages, sleeping in bunks and beds in awesome hostels and mountain lodges, and coming together as a group as we navigate the challenges of backpacking in a foreign country. Along the way, we’ll meet with community leaders devoted to alleviating poverty in some of Guatemala’s poorest communities, and though we’ll be traveling as a group, there will be plenty of alone time for prayer, reflection, journaling and just plain rest as we all take in the meaning of our experiences.

The trip is limited to 10 participants. For this trip to be a success, you’ll need an open mind, a positive attitude, moderate physical fitness, a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone and roll with the unexpected.You must be 21 or older and possess an ability to work well in a team atmosphere. This is no resort getaway! So leave your cell phone and fancy camera at home, and come on an adventure that will likely leave none of us unchanged.

Cost:
$2,450
Other Fee:
$2,150 — for NU Alumni