Día de Graduación – Celebrating Graduation
November 1-5, 2023
Antigua, Guatemala

Common Hope is excited to welcome sponsors and friends to Guatemala to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the graduating Class of 2023! 

This trip is a special opportunity to experience the culture of Guatemala through food, drink, and activities, along with celebrating the graduates’ accomplishments. Graduation ceremonies will be hosted in both Antigua and in New Hope. Sponsors will have the opportunity for a personal visit with their graduate and their family.

High school graduation is a big deal in Guatemala. This accomplishment marks and opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for a student and their family as less than 20% of Guatemalans reach this milestone.

The Graduation Trip is open to sponsors of graduates, their guests, and those who would like to experience graduation in Guatemala.

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What to Expect


Day One – Arrival*
Wednesday, November 1

Days Two and Three – Diving In
Thursday, November 2 & Friday, November 3
Welcome Ceremony
Tour of Familias de Esperanza campus
Deep dives into programs
Interactive program activities
Cultural Experiences
New Hope sponsors will travel to New Hope

Day Four – Día de Graduación
Saturday, November 4

Day Five – Departure*
Sunday, November 5

*Guests have the option to extend their trip beyond the scheduled dates, including extending for the November 1 Kite Festival. This activity will incur an additional $50 charge if attending. Guests extending beyond November 1-6 are responsible for any transportation, accommodations, and travel outside of Common Hope’s scheduled trip dates.  


The Graduation Experience itinerary is a work in progress. We hope that the information available will be helpful in making a decision to join us.

Trip Pricing
Trip cost is $650* per person and includes all transportation, two meals per day, all activities, translation services, and graduation day celebration. *Airfare and hotel not included. Optional $50 charge if extending trip to include November 1 Kite Day Festival.

All guests are asked to stay at one of the following hotels.
Link to reserve your room will be sent upon receipt of reservation.

Porta Hotel Antigua – starting at $115/night

Hotel San Jorge – starting at $44/night

Common Hope is available to help guests search for flights, or guests may book their own flights directly. If you would like Common Hope to help you search for flights, please contact us at 651-287-0712.

Want to learn more?


If you would like to reserve your spot or learn more about this event, contact our U.S. office to speak to Jennifer Arcos Rodriguez.  We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Antigua!

Jennifer Arcos Rodriguez
651-287-0712 | JenniferA@us.commonhope.org