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Thank you very much for choosing Casa  Xelaju

This is a confirmation that we have spaces for the weeks you are planing to study Spanish, do volunteer work, internship  or rent an apartment.  Please open and read the following documents because they contain important information that you need before you trip to Guatemala and during your studies in Xelaju.

If you need help at the airport, please e-mail us your flight information when you purchase the ticket. The best time to arrive in Guatemala City is at noon because you will have plenty of time to catch the 3:00 PM bus.

Please make a sign with Casa  Xelaju  on it so our representatives doña Raquel or don Gustavo can recognize you right away. He/she will be hold a sign with your name or Casa  Xelaju on it. Both of them have been working for Casa  Xelaju for over 10 years.

Please download and read  these documents
 List of things you might in Guatemala 
Orientation.  This document is very important while you study  or rent in Xelaju.
If you are renting a house or apartment this document provides details about the units.
Our calendar of daily social, cultural acitivities and field trips excursions for 2017
 

Casa  Xelaju offers shuttle service directly from the airport to Quetzaltenango.  The minivan has capacity for 5-6 people. This service costs only US$155.00 per trip up to 6 people.

It also offers transportation from the the bus station in Quetzaltenango to your family or your apartment. This service is only US$5.00. Please contact for more information: info@cx.edu.gt or 612 281 5705.

If your flight to Guatemala City is delayed, please contact Doña Raquel   or Gustavo at 502-5307 8336 (cell) and home  502-4239-5947. If you cannot find them at the airport, please go to the Tourist Office at the airport to use a free telephone to call them.

Do it yourself: Take a taxi from the airport to:
Alamo bus station in Guatemala City: 12 Avenida “A” 0-65, Zona 7. Leaves to Quetzaltenango: 6:15 am 8:00  am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm.
Fuente del Norte bus station in Guatemala City 17 calle 8-46 zona 1. Leaves to Quetzaltenango:  7:00 am &  4:00 pm.
Linea Dorada 16 Calle 10-03, Zona 1. Leaves Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango:  7:00 am & 3:00 pm.
These bus companies operate  first class buses.  The 3:00 PM service is first class plus.  Trip takes up to four hours.
If you need help with the apartments, please contact Gilda Rojas at (502) 47530576

Sincerely,

Casa  Xelaju

Donate. Very often, we have to send small electronic items (laptop, access points, small lcd monitors) and checks  to Guatemala for our social projects. If you are willing to delivery an item or more than one  to Xelaju, please let us know  replying to info(AT)cx.edu.gt   Muchas gracias.

We strongly believe that through education we can change the world. For this reason, part of you payment will be used to help rural schools in Aldea Francisco Vela, Nuevo Palmarcito, Caserio Guadalupe and La Pedrera Community Project to run the computer lab and pay for internet services. The Secretary of Education mandates computer classes, which require parents from every community in the country to pay $100.00 a year per child to learn computer skills. With your help students can take these classes at their local school and no longer have to pay for private lessons. We have successfully donated more than 60 computers and 20 musical instruments for the school band. With over 400 children now able to access computer classes, the computers we have donated have helped families save approximately $40,000 collectively each year. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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