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Final Thoughts

We both had a great time here in Xela!  I definitely recommend the one-on-one Spanish classes in Xela for improving your fluency, and I can speak about studying exclusively Spanish at either Pop Wuj or Proyecto Linguistico Quetzalteco.  For a … Continue reading

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Causes of morbidity and mortality in Guatemalan Adults

As part of the medical program here we get lectures from the Guatemalan doctors (who by the way are young and hip and really cool) once or twice a week on really interesting topics.  One lecture we had was an … Continue reading

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Learning Spanish

I have found the one-on-one Spanish classes here on Xela to be excellent for learning Spanish.   As someone who spoke literally not a word of Spanish before medical school started,  I have been able to make what I feel like … Continue reading

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volver 2

Coming back to the US is like starting to make one of your old standard recipes and having to improvise halfway through because you don’t have all the right ingredients. Or pulling on a pair of favorite pants and realizing … Continue reading

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el aprender 2

my spanish teacher Gerson loves the fact that Jamie and I have a blog together, BUT he has given me a lot of flak for writing it in English. he’s right that it would be great practice to write it … Continue reading

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la salud reproductiva

Last week we had a great lecture on reproductive health in Guatemala given by Sammy, one of the Guatemalan docs who works in the clinic. There were some great differences when compared to the situation in the US but also … Continue reading

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el aprender

I realize that although we have given y’all an idea of a number of the places, people, an activities that fill our days here, we haven’t talked much about what in reality is the main activity- learning Spanish! All the … Continue reading

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