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Thinking Beyond Borders is an 8-month intensive Gap Year program designed to educate youth about the economic, political, and cultural realities of our world while empowering them with the tools to create social change. Students study public education in China, sustainable agriculture in India, the AIDS epidemic in South Africa and clean water issues in Ecuador. In each core country, students work with local NGOs to gain a deep understanding of the problems facing developing communities and the efforts made to address them. Students live with host families to build personal relationships with the local people and culture. Each Core Country is followed by an enrichment week allowing students to engage in cultural and recreational activities. Orientation is in Costa Rica, and enrichment weeks include Peru, Cambodia, India and South Africa. Students return to the United States for 5 weeks that include meeting representatives from the UN, World Bank, and a variety of grass roots organizations. The program culmintes with student presentations to educational and philanthropic organizations to share their learning and spur others to create change.
Performing Arts, Multiple Types
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