Bonnie Brzytwa

Bonnie Brzytwa has written 4 posts for Study Abroad with UNA

Antigua, Guatemala

We woke up early Friday morning, packed up our luggage and headed out for Guatemala City around 6:00am. After dropping off one of our instructors at the airport, we continued on to Antigua. We stopped at KFC in the city. Less than an hour later, we were greeted by the vibrant, cobblestone town of Antigua. It is surrounded by volcanoes. The colorful, old buildings are charming. It seemed to be a major tourist destination of Guatemala. The Convento Santa Catalina Hotel accommodated our two night stay. It was absolutely beautiful. The courtyard had a large fountain in the center, along with strings … // Read more

Clinic in Jocotán

The City of Refuge Clinic

I woke up & looked over the balcony to see people beginning to line up for the clinic. We saw 285 patients today. One lady walked FIVE hours with her two children to receive healthcare. Yesterday I saw an elderly man who walked four hours to get to the clinic. Yet the people are still waiting in line patiently to be cared for. I cannot help but constantly think about how much we take for granted in the United States. Our team consists of 23 members…it has been amazing being a part of a unified team. It gets so busy … // Read more


On Friday we arrived in Guatemala City and were welcomed with such stunning views. I mean, how often do you get to get greeted by mountainous terrain and volcanoes? It was fascinating to see everything from an airplane as we were gradually dropping in altitude and preparing to land. Everything seemed so small and distant, yet within a matter of minutes we were on land in a foreign country surrounded by a vast number of unfamiliar faces and unknown places. What an exciting adventure to embark on! We went through customs then packed up our bags onto the top of our bus … // Read more