Service Learning Opportunities in the Indigenous Highland Communities of Guatemala



why travel with us?


Partners in Service is a program of the Highland Support Project, a non-profit organization which promotes ongoing and lasting transformational development of Mayan communities in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.




As a non-profit program, Partners in Service is

dedicated to providing transformational travel experiences for both its volunteers and the people they serve. For twenty years, Partners in Service has led hundreds of volunteers on life-changing service trips to the developing world.


Partners in Service Alumni Universities

Rutgers University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Randolph Macon University
University of Richmond
Shenandoah University
University of Florida
James Madison University




Activities Offered

-maya ceremony
-variety of service projects
-maya ball game
-traditional guatemalan cooking class
-presentations by mayan activists, mayan priests and scholars
-traditional mayan sauna
-artisan markets
-reforestation projects
-art lessons at elementary school
-mayan medicinal herbs and health practices class
-traditional weaving 
-coffee cooperative visit
-natural dye cooperative visit
-hike to sacred mayan ceremonial location

Partners In Service now offering the option to design your own trip for all teams in 2013*




creating relationships and transforming lives in guatemala



Previous Trips

  • Summer Builds Three different service learning teams took on the challenges of building giant structures in three elementary schools. Two kitchens and one classroom was half-way built by the teams. The ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2012, 10:58 AM by Kirsten Gundersen
  • Nutrition and Health Campaign Over their spring break, a team from Rutgers traveled with Partners in Service to Guatemala to work with AMA. The team had a busy week; they participated in a Mayan ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2012, 3:48 PM by Kirsten Gundersen
  • The Maya Arts Program An unforgettable weak with the team from Shenandoah University, who left behind easter egg-colored classrooms and inspired a new generation of young artists in the Highlands of Guatemala. This ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2012, 3:42 PM by Kirsten Gundersen
  • A Crossing of Cultures The Maya Arts Program of AMA collaborated with a high school from Victoria BC last week. The team of high school seniors traveled to Guatemala with HSP to share the ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2012, 3:54 PM by Kirsten Gundersen
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