Intercultural Encounters

Intercultural Encounters is a program that designs and facilitates experiences of encounter, reflection, dialogue, and mutual service between people of the United States and Canada with Central American communities in search of a more just, tolerant and equitable world.

If you want to see and experience God at work, visit CEDEPCA!

Larry Betts, Peaks Presbytery 2015

The following resources are available for groups that have already planned their trip with CEDEPCA.

PDF icon Overall Preparation Information (updated: april 2016)

Microsoft Office document icon Priorities List

Office spreadsheet icon Travelers Info

PDF icon welcome_to_guate_2016.pdf

PDF icon Reading List

PDF icon Watch List (movies and documentaries)

CEDEPCA and the Intercultural Encounters Program thank you for the trust you place in us when you ask us to facilitate your immersion seminars to Guatemala. We strive to provide a safe, educational and challenging experience for each group that joins us together in the search for a better world. The Intercultural Encounters team is happy to share that the rates for 2017 will remain the same as they have been since 2013!

  • Groups of 7-11 participants: $140 per person per day
  • Groups of 12 or more participants: $130 per person per day

What this covers

Pre-arrival coordination, accommodations, all meals, ground transportation, facilitation/interpretation throughout the trip, park and museum fees, fees for groups and individuals we visit during the stay.

What this does not include

Airfare costs, personal shopping or work project money. The onetime money wiring cost.


Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. You may use the form on this page or send an e-mail to Nancy Carrera ( We look forward to seeing you in Guatemala!

Our Intercultural Encounters team

Emerson Morales
Program Coordinator
Nancy Carrera
Logistics Coordinator
Leslie Vogel
PC(USA) Mission Co-worker and Facilitator