Exploration and Understanding of the Navajo Nation
Immerse yourself in Navajo culture in the southwest United States. Service opportunities include tutoring students, mentoring youth, serving at senior centers and working on building projects. Experience sheep farms, traditional stories and songs, sunset mesa hikes, open-air markets, code-talking history and more.
Location: Students will stay in homestays, hogans or an inn at the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz.,and Crownpoint, N.M. Field trips include the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Chaca Canyon and Window Rock.
Dates: To be determined.
Prerequisite: Interest in service learning and Navajo Nation.
Academic credit: Two semester hours; this program and accompanying course satisfy the GO requirement.
Majors of interest: Open to all majors but of particular interest to education, sociology, anthropology, communications, history, diversity studies, political science and environmental science students.
Application: Online application available on MySU.
Cost: Summer 2012 program fee was $3,300; includes all flights, accommodations, activities and some meals.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program directors: To be determined.