Graduation Tour

This four-day Graduation Tour gives you the chance to celebrate your Rise student’s graduation from middle or high school at a special, Rise Program graduation ceremony! You’ll also get to participate in additional activities alongside Rise Program students while staying in Antigua, the beautiful colonial capital of Guatemala.

Whether you are a solo traveler or a group, all are welcome! You don’t need to be a sponsor to join in this quick glimpse into life in Guatemala.

The GLP makes all arrangements for meals, lodging, security, and transportation.


November 9-12, 2023

Cost per Person

US $1,150

*Airfare is not included in the price. Prices subject to change until deposit is made.


The application deadline for the next tour is September 25, 2023.

Each tour is limited in size; acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A non-refundable deposit of US $350 is required at the time of application.

Apply online by clicking the “Sign Me Up!” button above or by contacting or 513.956.9004.

“I think these young people who are graduating are going to come out of this with so much more opportunity than they ever would have had in any other kind of way. This is the gift that the GLP has created, and I’m happy to be part of the journey.”

Jennifer Jones, Current member of RI's Board of Trustees, Former RI Vice President (2016-17)

Sample Itinerary

*Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but is not the exact itinerary for this year’s trip.

Participants arrive in Guatemala City (GUA) on their own flights. Transportation will be provided from airport to hotel in Antigua for those arriving on Thursday.
6:00 pm Social time at restaurant in Antigua
6:30 pm Group dinner
8:00 pm Return to hotel

7:30 am Breakfast at hotel
8:30 am Depart for Graduation Ceremony
9:30 am Graduation Ceremony begins
12:00 pm Graduation Ceremony ends
12:30 pm Lunch at nearby restaurants with graduates and parents
2:30 pm Return to Antigua
3:00 pm Free time in Antigua
6:00 pm Social hour
7:00 pm Dinner in Antigua

7:00 am Breakfast at restaurant in Antigua
8:30 am Arrive at CoEd Education Center for activity with Rise students
12:45 pm Lunch at restaurant in San Lucas, Sacatepéquez
2:30 pm Arrive at hotel
3:30 pm (optional) Free time in Antigua
6:30 pm Group dinner in Antigua
8:00 pm Return to hotel

Depart Antigua for Guatemala City airport.

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