Thursday, April 28, 2016

Day 1 - April 26th, 2016

Thank you for visiting the UNC Physical Therapy Guatemala service learning trip blog. We are a group of 14 3rd year UNC DPT students traveling with professors and alumni and for the next 9 days we will be participating in a service-learning trip. The majority of our work will be at San Pedro Hermano hospital in Antigua, Guatemala, but we will also be participating in events throughout the community, providing educational presentations for local physical therapists and collaborating with Guatemalan clinicians. Everyone is extremely excited for this opportunity to expand our knowledge of the Guatemalan healthcare system.
On our way!
The whole team on the bus from the airport to Antigua

Everyone arrived safely and met at the airport around 12:30pm. We made our way to our lodging, which is beautiful  (see picture of courtyard below). After a short time settling in we had a discussion of the weeks tentative agenda, went grocery shopping, and checked out the main square (see below). Antigua is a really pretty town with colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, interesting doorways and flowers in windows. The streets were not too busy this evening but it could have been due to the downpour of rain. There is a lot planned for tomorrow and we look forward to sharing the rest of our adventure with everyone.
Arrival at our home for next week

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