2019 McCombs MAP - BBW Trip

Santa Palencia, Guatemala

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Richard Fusco
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Jul 20 - 27, 2019
Group size: 7 - 25
2019 McCombs MAP - BBW Trip
Santa Palencia, Guatemala

Richard Fusco
  • Email address verified
1 review

$500
Deposit: $100
Jul 20 - 27, 2019
Group size: 7 - 25

About this trip

Building Bridges Worldwide and the McCombs School of Business are excited to be organizing our annual McCombs MAP (McCombs Adventure Program) Trip for 2019. This year we are visiting a community called Santa Palencia, Guatemala. We will be constructing buildings for the children of the community. This will dramatically improve their learning conditions and obviously make play time that much more fun!


There will be plenty of cultural, educational and recreational activities in addition to all the construction fun. For this trip, we are partnering with a company called Eleva Coffee that sources their coffee beans from the farmers in Santa Palencia. This is something new we added last year, to give students an inside look at how the local farmers participate in international markets.  


Volunteers will be required to fund raise $1,200 which will all go towards the construction expenses. 


These trips are always an adventure, on many levels, and this year promises to be just as amazing.

Before You Go

There will be others but here are a few key items to remember before you go:


Fundraising - set up your personalized portal on CrowdRise and get the word out

Passport - make sure you have a valid passport, not expiring within 6 months of traveling. 

Visas - for non-US passport holders, please ensure proper visas are secured as well

Vaccinations - these will be detailed in the volunteer packet, but are very important

McCombs Program Office - to be received from the MBA program office


We will provide in depth detail about each of these things and many others in the volunteer packet you will receive once you register. 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    All transportation from the time you arrive in Guatemala City until we leave
  • Accomodations
    All lodging from the time we arrive until we leave
  • Food
    Our dinner first night of arrival and all meals in the village.
  • Airfare
    To and from Guatemala City
  • Discretionary Spending
    Gifts, extra meals/food, anything else
  • Alcohol
    Building Bridges and University of Texas, by policy, are not allowed to purchase any alcohol for participants

Available Packages

Early Bird Special
Available until May 05, 20194 left

Be one of the first 10 to register by May 5 and pay the deposit to get the early bird rate. 

$450
Deposit: $100
Regular Rate
Available until Jun 28, 2019only 1 left

Register after May 5, you still get to go on this amazing trip, just not at the early bird rate!

$500
Deposit: $100
$500
Deposit: $100

Regular Rate

Itinerary

Arrive in Guatemala City
Saturday July 20

Everyone to arrive in Guatemala City and get settled in their hotels rooms. We encourage everyone to travel together on the same flight to arrive at the same, although it is not required. After we gather everyone at the hotel, we will have a quick briefing of with our local partners and the team. Then we are all going to have dinner with some McCombs alumni that live in Guatemala City 

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Richard Fusco
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