Our Students

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.

Julio

Julio is in his third year at Mesoamerican University. He is studying Business Management. Julio is, so far, the only GSSG student to come down with Covid-19. He reports that he was quite sick for several weeks, but is now feeling fine.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is another new GSSG student who is attending Galileo University and hopes to go into Nursing.

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Luis

Luis is a long-time GSSG student who has been supported through both undergraduate and medical school. He will be graduating at the end of this year, and hopes to obtain a residency in Surgery.

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Marlen

Marlen

Marlen is a young woman in her first year of high school.  She has not yet decided on what career interests her the most.

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Milton

Milton is a student at Mesoamerican University. He is studying to first, get his teaching degree in 2022, and then continue on to get his Licenciatura (Bachelor’s) degree in Pedagogy, which is the science of how people learn.

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Mirian

Mirian is in her last year at Rafael Landivar University. She is getting her degree in Legal and Social Science.

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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.