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Welcome to Guatemaya!

Hola Guatemalan Dragons!

My name is Hector Morales, A.K.A. “Teto” (pronounced teh-toe).

I am very excited to meet you all. Together, we will share and enjoy experiences and adventures, but most importantly, we will learn from each other. Our adventure is just around the corner. I hope you all are as happy as I am about this coming trip.

A little bit about myself: I was born and raised in the Guatemalan western highlands, one of the most beautiful places in the world and one of the places we’ll be fortunate enough to visit. I am a Software Engineer/Systems Engineer with specialization in Software, Data Bases, Informatics, and Computer Science. I am also a Spanish Instructor and experiential educator. Teaching Spanish was the key that aroused my interest in multi-cultural exchange. I have been a Spanish educator the last 9 years of my life and I really love what I do. I have been working and traveling with groups in Guatemala and Belize as a Team Leader, Medical Fellow for clinical activities, and Homestay coordinator, supervising and coordinating program activities while preparing and planning Spanish classes for participants.

Over these years working with international students, I have learned the value of building bridges between cultures and the exchange of histories and perspective that takes places between me and my students.  I believe these exchanges are essential to building a more united and compassionate world.

For this coming course, I will share with you all of my knowledge about this amazing country, its rich culture, its wonderful and diverse people, our customs and traditions. This adventure will change us forever. Every trip that I have been a part of has changed my life perspective and I’m sure it will for you too.  Richard, Liz, and I are prepared for having you here and we are looking forward to meeting you.

I am really excited to get to know you all. If you want to reach me before we start, send me a message at I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Nos vemos pronto!