Share and celebrate the vibrant and colorful cultures of Mayan communities in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Put your social media skills to good use in the Yucatán! As you learn all about how Mayan and Mexican culture intermingle in this sunny peninsula, you’ll work with partner agencies to document the work that they are doing in communities, while also capturing your own story. Sleep in a hammock and enjoy the delicious Yucatecan cuisine as you immerse yourself in community life.
Flat terrain, nearly sea level, predominantly tropical jungles
60-90F, it is hot and humid! In the afternoons temperatures can reach above 100F
Lime soup; poc chuc (pork marinated in sour orange juice); papadzules (hardboiled egg rolled up in a tortilla, covered with pumpkin seed sauce)
Órale – yes, okay, ¡qué padre! – how cool!
Cenotes are large sinkholes in the Yucatan that were often used in Mayan rituals.
This organization works to provide a space in the community where Mayan culture can be taught and celebrated.
Alternativas Yucatecas Integral para el Desarrollo Humano focuses on people's wellbeing and their interpersonal relationshops.
Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya uses an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to community development by promoting local identity and the recognition and recovery of Mayan culture.