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.


Mynor is a student that GSSG sponsored all through high school He is now in his first year at the Rural University of Guatemala, and hopes to obtain a tecnico (Associate’s) degree in nursing.

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Norma is a student at the Rural University of Guatemala. She is in her second year and is studying Business Administration with a specialization in computers.

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Pablo (Jose)

Jose attends Rafael Landivar University and is majoring in Forestry Management. He is also working part-time as both an English teacher and sports reporter to support his mother and siblings.

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Ricardo is a student in his fifth year at Mesoamerican University. He is studying Business Administration with a specialization in entrepreneurship.

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Rolan is a student at the University of San Carlos. He is close to completing his degree in Natural Science with an Environmental Focus. He has two lovely daughters, and has started an egg farm in his village to try and provide jobs and income.

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Samuel has finished his coursework at Mariano Gàlvez University for his Licenciatura (Bachelor’s) degree in Hospitality Administration. Samuel is an excellent cook, and has already started a catering business called “Sam’s Banquets & More”

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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.