International Service Trip to Guatemala


As part of Silicon Valley International School's (INTL) opportunities for international travel and exchange, INTL high school students participated in a service trip to Guatemala.

HS Trip to Guatemala (1)

During their travels, they learned about Mayan culture, explored the breathtaking scenery, and helped the locality of El Astillero by clearing a path for children to able to get to school as well as helping to prepare the foundation for a new school!

Students created connections with their kind and welcoming hosts, and were treated to nice homemade dinners (Guatemalan chilaquilas and manzanilla juice!). Looking back upon their international trips, INTL alumni frequently mention the strong connections and bonds they create with their host families and the new perspectives they gained while seeing how others live in different areas and socio-economic environments.

We are so proud of our young world citizens who embody our school's mission and that of the International Baccalaureate - they demonstrated integrity and sensitivity across cultures, and took action to make the world a better place.