GO Short: United States/North America
The Navajo Nation is the cultural home to the Navajo people, marked with beautiful sandstone mesas, towering buttes, colorful canyons and dramatic desert scenery. It is the largest of the Indian Reservations in the U.S. extending over four states—Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. This is a service learning trip offering students opportunities to tutor local children, help on construction projects and help run a college prep program. Enjoy hiking, traditional story-telling, local markets and much more.
Next time offered: To be determined.
Students spend two weeks experiencing the unique and distinctive culture and history of three islands in Hawai’i. By attending many cultural programs, students will gain a greater understanding of Hawaiian way of life, both past and present. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, ‘Iolani Palace, Pearl Harbor, and Volcanoes National Park. Snorkel in a protected coral reef environment, and learn Hawaiian traditions such as poi making, hula and the luau. The experience will include service projects with Native Hawaiians.
Next time offered: May 2014
Assist with ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts rebuilding houses and other projects. Attend a jazz concert. Try a beignet. Uncover the history of the many different cultural groups that contributed to creating a city unlike any other in the United States.
Next time offered: Winter program: Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan. 10, 2014; Summer program May 12-27 2014.
Travel to the rugged edge of human habitation in Northern Ontario, Canada, and discover the culture of the isolated Mushkegowuk Cree community in Fort Albany. Learn how the community’s distinct culture and relative geographic location has shaped its education, human services and health care systems through service learning. Then finish up your trip with a visit to Ottawa, Ontario for a look at “mainstream” Canadian culture.
Next time offered: May-June 2014.
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