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By Becca, a Buena Onda Volunteer Long term volunteering was always a dream of mine- finding the time, resources and right organization to work through was the challenge. As a nurse wanting to be placed in a clinic where I could learn, grow and immerse myself in the culture, finding placement for a three-month stay […]

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I have always found that there’s something particularly special about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Whether that means going to a new country, working in a different field, or hiking through the jungle for five days, doing something scary can also be thrilling. Guatemala is a truly perfect country for having these experiences; it […]

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Having traveled in the past, I knew I was excited to live and explore a new country; I was prepared for entering somewhere new and learning to grow and discover a culture. What I didn’t realize, however, is how different traveling is when you do it by yourself. In the past, I have either went […]

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The Buena Onda staff are always happy to receive feedback from our amazing volunteers. We thought we’d share the first-hand experience of one of our hard-working volunteers in Lake Atítlan. Stephen came to Guatemala and volunteered for six months. His project was focused on nutrition development in a clinic dedicated to the Atitlan indigenous community. […]

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Three of our happy volunteers after their time at the Konojel Community Center, San Marcos la Laguna. Indigenous community development project, with activities in nutrition, health, education, and a women’s cooperative.

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I am a student of International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa. We are the dreamers, the social justice warriors, the optimists and the idealists. The program specializes in studying the history and current progress of development efforts in the global ecosystem. Although most of us came into the program with bright eyes […]

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