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Meet our students

Click on a student to learn more about them. While reading biographies, you might come across some unfamiliar terms having to do with the Guatemalan educational system.  To go to a quick Glossary click on the highlighted word in the student bio, or to go to a more complete description of the Guatemalan educational system, click here.


Alba is in her last year of college at Galileo University. She is on track to receive her Licenciatura (Bachelor’s) degree in Administration and Technology in December of this year.

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Alejandra is in her second year of study at San Carlos University. She is majoring in Educational Administration.

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Armando 2020


Armando is in his third year in diversificado (high school) and plans to plans to graduate this year with a certificate in Education. He hopes to continue in college and get his licenciatura (Bachelor’s) degree in Childhood Education

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Byron is in his last year at Mariano Gàlvez University. He is majoring in Management Science.

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Claudia is in her second year at DaVinci University. She is working towards her tecnico (Associate’s) degree in Nursing.

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Cornelio is in his third year at the University of San Carlos. He is majoring in International Affairs.

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Learn About The Guatemalan Education System

The educational system in Guatemala has some similarities and some differences from the one here in the US.  Like the American system, education is divided into primary (grades 1-6), middle (grades 7-9), and secondary (grades 10-12).  Unlike the US, only primary school is mandatory, and is the only level of education supported by the government.