A two-week intercultural exchange program for college-aged, emerging dance artists structured to enhance artistic, professional, and personal development through dance service work, experiential learning, and professional touring experience.


JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala 2022

JUNTOSAbroad Dance Volunteers travel to Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, or Nicaragua to teach modern dance workshops, take world dance classes conducted by our international community alliances, and participate in public performances that include student choreography.

Dance Volunteers are encouraged to dig deeper into their relationship with dance as they conduct dance workshops and performances in orphanages, migrant safe homes, centers for HIV+ children, hospitals, grade schools, retirement homes, and more.

High-level college-aged dance students + emerging dance professionals are invited to participate in this program.

A video reel is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Upcoming JUNTOSAbroad Programs & Dates

JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala 2023

May 22nd – June 4th, 2023

JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala focuses on how art and movement can create social change by building strong international communities. Dance volunteers travel for two weeks engaging in community outreach with women and children’s organizations and collaborating with emerging dance artists, centers, and companies in Mayan villages and urban centers. Dance volunteers travel for two weeks engaging in community arts outreach with women and children’s organizations, and collaborating with emerging dance artists and companies in Mayan villages and urban centers, some of which JUNTOS has been working to help develop since 2011.

Read our Travel Log from our Guatemala 2022 trip!

Sample Application Timeline

  • Monday, January 16th: Applications open for JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala
  • Saturday, February 11th (12:30 PM PT / 3:30 PM ET)JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala Info Session #1
  • Wednesday, February 15th (4 PM PT / 7 PM ET)JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala Info Session #2
  • Sunday, February 19th: Applications close for JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala
  • February 14th-21st: Applicant Interviews with JUNTOS Programs Director, Cristiana Cavallo
  • February 23rd-25th: JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala Dance Volunteer acceptances sent out
  • February 28th: JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala Dance Volunteer deposits due
  • May 22nd – June 4th: JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala Trip

Application Details

Application process: After filling out the JUNTOSAbroad application, our JUNTOS Program Director will contact you for an interview. Once all applications and interviews have been conducted, you will be contacted regarding acceptance and trip placement.

All Dance Volunteers are required to participate in JUNTOSVirtual Global Teacher Training, and prospective volunteers are encouraged to take this training to better understand JUNTOS’ mission and values.

Fees: With a non-refundable deposit of $295 plus a tuition fee of $1600, you cover tuition for mandatory JUNTOSVirtual Global Teacher Training, accommodation, transportation, COVID-19 tests, PPE, some meals,  excursions, and activities.  You are also responsible for the flight to the designated country and food during travel (~$15-25/day).

A Note About Fees: JUNTOS encourages students to find creative ways to fundraise for their trips. All donations made to support your trip are tax deductible. Want more fundraising ideas? Check out our fundraising resources.