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Community Service Learning writes:

Reading Week, February 15-25, 2019 (10 days)

Amazon: Indigenous Technologies (Ecuador)

  • Learn about natural building, plant-based medicine, permaculture and survival skills from an Indigenous collective in Ecuador.
  • Experience the rainforest through an overnight hike, swim under a green waterfall and enjoy a misty sunrise in the heart of the Amazon!
  • Discover the cobblestone streets of Quito and discover the architecture, music and cuisine of the Andes.

Summer, May-June 2019 (6 weeks)

Chile: Art and Social Justice (Island of Chiloé, Chile)

  • Learn how art can be used to promote social change in rural communities by supporting a collective of dancers who travel to remote islands to raise awareness about the impacts of salmon farming and deforestation in the Archipelago of Chiloé.
  • Step into ancient forests, sublime mountains and wild oceans in the Patagonia.
  • Walk through cathedrals, museums and art galleries in Santiago de Chile and bask in the sounds, sights and smells of South America.

Summer, June 2019 (2+ weeks)

Leaf Rapids: Northern Food Security (recommended as a 4+ week combined program with Belize: Maya Self-Determination)

  • Gain an intimate perspective on everyday life in Northern Manitoba as we shop from the town’s only grocery store, live under a boil water advisory and experience the hospitality of local community members.
  • Get your hands dirty in the greenhouse and garden as we learn about food security with the Indigenous youth leaders of Grow North.
  • Discover the beauty of the boreal forest region – from the rich moss and tart cranberries under foot to the tall white birch on the shores of the Churchill River.

Summer, June/July 2019 (2+ weeks)

Belize: Maya Self-Determination (recommended as a 4+ week combined program with Leaf Rapids: Northern Food Security)

  • Spend time with Maya Elders, youth and community leaders and hear firsthand about the ongoing fight for land rights and self-determination.
  • Hike through the ecologically advanced forest farms of Q’eqchi’ Maya peoples, cook up a steaming pot of chicken caldo and taste each stage and many products of the chocolate-making process.
  • Explore the flora and fauna in one of the world’s most diverse biospheres – from the world-famous Belize Zoo to the sandy beaches on the Caribbean Sea.

Travel Bursaries available to all U of M students!

Program fees are all-inclusive: airfare, accommodations, meals and more! 

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