I began taking 25+ higher-education students down to Guatemala starting in 2014 – and it quickly became the most popular international study tour run through Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics … and it is in large part due to Diego Cerezo, DMC Guatemala´s founder and account manager for our group. Even as a fluent Spanish speaker, and former inhabitant of Guatemala, I could not imagine running our program without his help.
I am charged with the care of large groups of people while travelling through Guatemala, and I am supremely confident in the care Diego provides while in charge of us. With so many graduate and undergraduate students travelling with us, from all over the world, the diversity of needs and comfort levels is great, plans can change fast, and Diego is outstanding at quickly responding to issues, and always creating positives situations. Not only do students routinely return to Seattle with a good friend in Diego, but his relationship with business leaders and connection to the community is a value-add to creating a sense of camaraderie amongst our groups.
Diego is always working behind the scenes to make sure everyone is having a great time, but he’s never too busy to check-in with people and make sure they are comfortable and have what they need. In Diego, travelers have a professional they can count on, and a friend they can confide in. And as a dual-citizen of Guatemala and the United States, Diego understands well both sides of the coin, and is able to leverage his understanding of different cultures, needs, and wants, and create a transcendent experience that one likely could not achieve on their own.
Aaron Martin Thornburg, Esq.
Seattle University – Albers School of Business & Economics