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WHO ARE WE? Academic Experiences Abroad (AEA) is a full service, educational program provider specializing in customized, experiential study abroad programs. We have been operating since 2005 and have sent more than 5,000 students and faculty abroad on highly specialized, yet affordable programs lasting between a few days and many months. ARE WE SUSTAINABLE + SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE? Our guides are local to the areas visited and our service projects are created according to the needs of the local communities. Our groups return to the same villages, universities and organizations year after year. WHAT CAN AEA DO FOR ME? AEA can create an entirely unique program for you from scratch, handle air, hotels, meals, guides, transportation, excursions, and special visits. We can introduce you and your group to people and places that are often untouchable. Alternatively, we can handle only the parts that you need assistance with — or put your own itinerary in motion. We’re flexible. WHERE CAN YOU GO? We offer services in the vast majority of Asia, Europe and Latin America, plus parts of the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa, Canada and the USA. HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT? AEA specializes in highly customized, experiential study abroad programs to a vast array of locations. Travel with your own group, choose your own dates, number of students, the destinations, and even the price. Customized programs are what we do day in and day out; nothing else.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US “AEA was very knowledgeable about Cambodia and provided excellent advice as we planned a program to a new destination I had never visited. Our logistical arrangements were excellent, and our group was very pleased with the hotels and guide services provided through AEA. AEA was also very flexible with our continuously changing itinerary, allowing us to develop a program that was dynamic and responsive to group needs, while offering access to individuals whom we would not have been able to connect with ourselves. We are happy to recommend AEA to anyone planning a study abroad program.” - Amy Sugin, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law “AEA has been a wonderful organization to work with in planning the INNOVATE conference in India and China. Their wealth of knowledge and experience in Asia helped us to plan a solid conference for our students, and one that was a great success.” -Sarah Phillips, Administrator for the INNOVATE Conference and Nano, Japan Rice University “Our trip to Brazil was fantastic! AEA anticipated our every need, and the site visits were among the best I’ve ever experienced. We normally would rotate countries every 3-4 years, but that just seems too long for Brazil. I have traveled with AEA to Vietnam, Taiwan, China and now Brazil. Highly recommended for their services and care!” - Michael Troilo, Asst. Prof. of International Business, The University of Tulsa “The program [to Greece] was wonderful, everything was well coordinated and the tour guide was amazing. The buses were clean, comfortable and on time, and we did not have one single issue while in Greece. I could not have been happier with how things went. The students also commented on how well everything was planned. A big thank you for such excellent planning and coordination, and selecting such professional services. I look forward to next year.” – Gerta Bardhoshi, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, University of South Dakota “We had an absolutely marvelous, educational, enriching time in Ghana. The AEA staff were remarkable and took very, very good care of us. I felt as if they were like family! Thank you AEA again for setting everything up and for your awesome staff.” - Cynthia K. Gooch, Ph.D.Associate Vice President for Equity & Diversity, Metropolitan Community College “Overall, I felt the program was awesome. I knew before I went on the program, it was going to be great, but I really had no idea. I think AEA’s planning of the trip was fantastic. They went above and beyond from planning to implementation. I highly recommend AEA’s services to Asia and beyond.” -Robert G. Riedel, Ph.D. Prof. & Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Lynn University “Our visit to Cuzco was amazing, and only enhanced by the service provided by AEA. Friendly, helpful, and dependable staff and drivers made this travel experience purely pleasurable and worry-free.” – Christian Ryan-Downing, Western Kentucky University

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Customized, Faculty-led Programs Since 2005

PROGRAM SAMPLES IN ASIA From the mountains of China to the shores of Sri Lanka, Asia has countless learning experiences to offer. Work with us to create your own unique program tailored speciically to your course curriculum. CAMBODIA

PEACE + CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Learn about global events based on real people and experiences. Discover and discuss and their solutions, challenges, and implications. SERVICE LEARNING: Work with local NGOs serving communities to increase access to healthcare, education, and women’s rights. Choose your type of service project based on your curriculum.

CHINA

GLOBAL BUSINESS IN BEIJING: Explore this global center of commerce, meeting with international companies and learning about the impact of traditional culture on modern business. MERCHANDISING + HOSPITALITY: Visit manufacturing plants, cultural heritage sites, and share meals with locals to get a sense of several ways this country participates in the global economy.

INDIA

INTERIOR + APPAREL DESIGN: Discover textiles, decorative arts, and contemporary design. BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS + MARKETING: Learn about India’s booming economy with visits to Bollywood studios, marketing irms, and international companies. RELIGION + SOCIETY: Explore the impact of religion on culture in an incredibly diverse country.

JAPAN

TOYS + ANIME: Discover the playful side of Japanese culture through toys and Anime. HEALTHCARE + HUMAN SERVICES: Explore similarities and differences between the Japanese and American healthcare systems through facility visits and conversations with local practitioners.

THAILAND

CULINARY ARTS: Experience Thai culture through street market tours, cooking classes, and farm visits. Expand your culinary vocabulary with all of the vibrant lavors this country has to offer. ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE + FAMILY LIFE: Visit traditional communities and participate in service-learning projects to gain understanding of global development and its impact. FASHION + POP CULTURE: Discover the relationship between traditional textile design and contemporary fashion in this international yet culturally rich country.

VIETNAM

COMMUNITY + SERVICE LEARNING: Learn how ancient traditions interact with modern social structures through community-based volunteer projects, developing relationships with locals. GEOLOGY + ENVIRONMENT: Through geological ield research and authentic cultural experiences with locals, discover the impact of the natural environment on Vietnamese society.

Want more? We customize programs in most of Asia, Europe, and Latin America plus parts of the Caribbean and Africa.

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PROGRAM SAMPLES IN LATIN AMERICA Explore the jungles of Costa Rica, the coastal villages of Nicaragua, or the urban areas of Brazil -- Latin America has endless learning opportunities. Work with us to create your own unique program tailored speciically to your course curriculum. ARGENTINA

ARTS + CULTURE: Engage with Argentine culture through local cuisine, city tours, and visits to different historic and cultural sites. Tango lessons, visits to local communities, and a trip to Iguazu Falls provide a sense of authentic Argentine culture.

BRAZIL

GEOLOGY + GEOPHYSICS: Visit a widely diverse geological environment for inspiring, handson ield experience. Conduct real research and talk with local geologists to get an in-depth look at the geological nuances of the environment in Brazil. Complement your scientiic focus with cultural site visits and activities to get a sense of Brazil’s vibrant lifestyle.

COSTA RICA

LANGUAGE + GOVERNMENT: Immerse your students in Spanish while also learning about the political history and current government of one of the most stable countries in Central America. Meet with municipal workers, community members, and university professors for an authentic look into how Costa Rica functions as a nation.

CUBA

HEALTHCARE: Learn about Cuba’s socialized medical system with hands-on projects, visits to NGO’s and medical centers, and conversations with real practitioners and community leaders. Enjoy some latin music and cultural sites to provide a whole picture of this vibrant country.

GUATEMALA SPANISH IMMERSION + SERVICE LEARNING: Learn about a Guatemalan community by

participating in a collaborative service project. Activities and discussions with locals, visits to indigenous villages, homesteads with host families and Spanish classes will provide the opportunity to practice Spanish language skills — and connect deeply with local culture.

NICARAGUA

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY: Bird watch in tropical mangroves, ride horses up volcanoes, and explore old-growth cloud forests with the lens of sustainability. Learn about Nicaragua’s cultural and environmental attitudes through outdoor excursions, cultural site visits, and informative tours.

JAMAICA

AFRICAN HERITAGE: Visit different indigenous villages to learn about the variety of cultures here and their origins. Make connections with local communities through service projects at NGO’s and learn about the music and industries of Jamaica through interactive site visits like a coffee farm.

MEXICO

GEOGRAPHY + CULTURE: A hugely varied country, choose the region of Mexico you’d like to explore -- from the Baja Peninsula to Cancun. Visit ancient historical sites, have family dinners with locals, and take dancing classes to immerse yourself in the colorful culture of Mexico.

Want more? We customize programs in Africa, most of Europe and Latin America plus parts of the Caribbean and Asia.

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Customized, Faculty-led Programs since 2005

PROGRAM SAMPLES IN EUROPE Take advantage of the infamous cultural and historical sites Europe has to offer, while also connecting with local people through unique excursions, hands-on service projects, visits to local businesses, and more. Work with us to create your own program tailored specifically to your course curriculum. LONDON + PARIS | GLOBAL BUSINESS: Visit a variety of English and French businesses, talking with executives, embassy officials, and small business owners. Experience first-hand the impact of local culture on global business and the challenges of international commerce. ROMANIA | ARTS + CULTURE: Participate in the International Theater Festival, theater workshops, and performances; visit sites like the Huniazilor Castle, enjoy traditional Polish meals, and more. GERMANY + FRANCE + SWITZERLAND | ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD: Gain an inside perspective to food production and consumption throughout Europe. Visit top-rated restaurants, community markets, and talk with locals to explore the complex relationship of culture and food. TURKEY | ECONOMICS + TECHNOLOGY: Work directly with technology and economics professionals through topic-specific site visits and discussions; immerse yourself in the culture by visiting historic towns and cultural sites off the beaten tourist path. ITALY + FRANCE | FASHION IN MILAN + PARIS: From silk and wool production to fashion designing and modeling, learn firsthand about two of the world’s leading fashion cities. Tailored field trips provide a deep understanding of both the fashion industry and also European culture. RUSSIA | BUSINESS + URBAN CULTURE: Visit a number of historical and cultural sites in Moscow and St. Petersburg, while also meeting with local businesspeople and corporate representatives to gain understanding about Russia’s complex relationship with the global economy. GREECE | CULTURE + HISTORY: Learn about Greece’s history of art, science, philosophy, and more by visiting famous sites like the Acropolis and Olympic stadium while also exploring undiscovered gems like the Monastiraki flea market and Souda Bay. NETHERLANDS + GERMANY + DENMARK | ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: Discover Northern Europe’s innovations in fields like wind energy and green cities through visits to urban eco areas, rooftop gardens, wind farms, and meetings with sustainable organizations and leaders.

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Customized, Faculty-led Programs Since 2005

PROGRAM SAMPLES IN AFRICA In Africa, you can explore locations off the beaten path and discover animal habitats, innovative NGOs, and complex social histories. Work with us to create your own unique program tailored speciically to your course curriculum. BOTSWANA

GHANA

EDUCATION + TRADITION: From public and private schools to informal village groups, discover the relationships between culture, tradition, and the education of children in this dynamic country. HEALTHCARE + COMMUNITY: Learn about Ghana’s healthcare system through site visits to clinics, NGOs, and discussions with local practitioners. Cultural stops are included; sample sites include a glass bead factory, women’s organization, and Kakum National Park. AFRICAN HERITAGE: Explore one of the oldest nations in Africa and its rich history as the irst to declare independence from colonization. Visit major heritage sites as well as municipal institutions and cultural communities, sharing conversations and meals with locals. SOCIAL WORK: Visit several NGOs, health care clinics, or schools depending on your area of focus. Experience life in a country with great wealth and great poverty and the implications on its communities.

MOROCCO URBAN FIELD STUDIES: Travel to several different cities in Morocco, visiting cultural sites, city

quarters, and community organizations. Talk with different scholars and community members to get a sense of what city life is like in this north African country.

RWANDA

SOUTH AFRICA

CIVIL WAR, RETALIATION + JUSTICE: Recently a site of massive civil war, Rwanda is now an incredible place to learn about the realities and repercussions of social conlict and genocide. Talk with community leaders, municipal workers, and locals to learn about the events and implications of Rwanda’s complicated and tragic history -- and how it looks towards the future with promise. JOURNALISM + SOCIAL HISTORY: Discover how history and contemporary events interact in a country with a deeply complex social past. Visit cultural sites, municipal establishments, and meet with local journalists, scholars, and professionals to get a glimpse of the real South Africa. WILDLIFE ECOLOGY: Explore the diverse range of ecosystems in this country, with a focus on the animals that call it home. Get a real-life glimpse of beautiful, endangered species only found here.

TANZANIA

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT: Through hands-on service projects with a women’s organization, discover irst-hand what it means to live as a woman in Tanzania. Get an even deeper sense of place with camp stays, a crater tour, and a three-day safari.

UGANDA

MEDIA DESIGN: From tech start-ups to more functional calculators, Uganda contains a huge spectrum of design learning opportunities. Meet with local entrepreneurs to discover true innovation.

Want more? We customize programs in Africa, most of Europe, and Latin America plus parts of the Caribbean and Asia.

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AUSTRALIA | HEALTH CARE

This program is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about and engage with urban and rural healthcare practitioners in Australia, through healthcare site visits and discussions with local professionals. Participants have a chance to gain further understanding and appreciation of Australia with a close-up kangaroo experience, a farm visit, a stay in Grampians National Park, and a full day on the Great Ocean Road. Day 1-2: Travel to Australia • Flight to Sydney (due to time difference, group will depart on Day 1 and arrive on Day 3) Day 3: Arrival in Sydney • AM arrival • Walking tour to include harbor and Opera House • Welcome dinner Day 4: Sydney health visits • Learn about Australian healthcare with visits to the Nursing College and University of Technology Day 5: Sydney health visits • Meet with Aboriginals to discuss healthcare and the Lost Generation • Free time to explore on your own Day 6: Sydney - Melbourne • Flight to Melbourne • City walking tour Day 7: Melbourne health visits • Ambulance awareness education and hospital tour Day 8: Great Ocean Road • Full day on Great Ocean Road, including stops at retired nurse’s

home, Bells Beach, Great Ocean Walk, and 12 Apostles Day 9: Grampians National Park • Meet kangaroos and wallabies • Visit local hospital and discuss rural vs. urban healthcare with local doctors • BBQ under stars & wildlife night walk Day 10: Rural healthcare • Visit a local farm and discuss past healthcare practices, meet a midwife • Visit alternative healthcare providers, child health experts, and local pharmacy Day 11: Grampians - Melbourne • Enjoy a sunrise walk followed by free time for cycling, hiking or kayaking • Return to Melbourne by private bus • Visit Melbourne University Medical Department, meet doctor of

professional Australian Football team • Farewell dinner Day 12: Departure • If time allows, free time to explore or visit Old Melbourne Gaol on own (at additional cost) • Transfer to airport for return flight

Program includes:

7 nights at 2-3 star hotels 2 nights at park lodge Breakfast + 7 dinners Private AC mini bus transfers English speaking guide throughout • All entrance fees / excursions • Kangaroo/wallaby experience & wildlife night walk • • • • •

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DAY 1 Arrive at the Ngurah Rai airport in Bali; transfer to Dhyana Pura University, freshen up, and enjoy a welcome dinner DAY 2 Light walking tour and university orientation; meet students DAY 3 - 7 Morning Bahasa language, culture, and history classes; time in the afternoon to practice language with local students • PM visits to School for the Deaf, a local hospital, and a cultural evening with dinner and activities DAY 8 Transfer to Ubud, stopping at Badung Market; walking city tour and medicine man visit DAY 9 Head to Tabanan to visit elementary schools for all-day service learning activities DAY 10 Morning visit at elementary school; service-learning at local orphanage DAY 11 Morning at elementary school; PM trek to Besikalung Temple through rice terraces

DAY 12 Morning at elementary school; afternoon visit to the Bamboo Cathedral and organic chocolate factory DAY 13 Morning at elementary school; afternoon visit to Batur volcano and crater-lake (which frequently smokes!) DAY 14 All-day elephant Safari Park visit in Taro DAY 15 Last morning at elementary school; then head to the mountains region of Bedugul to visit lakes and temples DAY 16 Full-day mountain bike trek through villages and towns DAY 17 Free day on your own, or optional rafting trip DAY 18 Visit coastal village and sea turtle sanctuary DAY 19 Free day at Jimbaran beach DAY 20 Head to the airport for your flight

CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENTAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS HOMESTAYS AVAILABLE IN SOME LOCATIONS | LANGUAGE CLASSES OPTIONAL

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BHUTAN | NEPAL CULTURE + RELIGION Participants will explore this largely undiscovered region, learning about its unique relationship between ancient + traditional culture and different religious influences of the surrounding areas. Day 1: Travel to Nepal • Overnight flight to Kathmandu • Travel to Patan by private bus • Welcome dinner Day 2: Patan • Walking tour of UNESCO sites, including the Royal Palace and many Buddhist + Hindu temples Day 3: Kathmandu • Full-day walking tour of the city Day 4: Kathmandu - Bhutan • Morning flight to Bhutan • Visit Handicraft Emporium, Centenary Farmer’s Market, and Tashichhoedzong (gov’t center) Day 5: Thimphu • Morning hike to 16th century Tango Monastery; lecture on National Happiness + Buddhism Day 6: Thimphu - Punakha • Visit the Motithang Mini-Zoo and Folk Heritage Museum

• Travel to Punakha; afternoon hike to see a remote temple Day 7-11: 5-Day Trek • Hike with backpacks and camping gear through villages, along footbridges, past temples and around pristine lakes; camp each night along the way Day 12: Wangdue - Thimphu • Head to Thimphu, visiting the PhodrangDzong and its local market; lecture on education, religion and culture in Bhutan Day 13: Thimphu - Paro • Depart to Paro, stopping to explore several shrines and temples; visit the National Museum and RinpungDzong; lecture on democracy in Bhutan Day 14: Paro - Kathmandu • Flight from Paro to Kathmandu • Arrive + check-in to guesthouse

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Day 15: Boudha • Walk to Boudha and visit several Hindu and Buddhist temples Day 14: Boudha - Kathmandu • Morning free to explore; transfer by bus to Kathmandu • Farewell dinner Day 15: Kathmandu - USA • Morning free to explore; head to airport to catch your flight home

Program includes:

• Accommodations • Daily breakfast, Welcome and Farewell Dinners • Private AC bus with transfers • English speaking guide for duration of program • Camping Gear • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits


CALIFORNIA |

ART + ENVIRONMENT

Participants will learn about the unique relationship between humans and the landscape of Southern California, exploring interactive art installation sites, nature reserves and parks, historical and archaeological sites. Day 1: Travel to California • Flight to Los Angeles • Orientation and Welcome dinner Day 2: Joshua Tree • En route to Joshua Tree National Park, stop at Hadley Orchards and the Cabezon Dinosaur Museum • Visit the Noah Purifoy Foundation to view desert sculptures, followed by the Integratron “Sound Bath,” an interactive sound installation Day 3: Joshua Tree • Cougar Crest Trail Hike with scenic views of the desert and lakes • Guided tour of various sites, including cactus gardens,

Skull Rock, Key Ranch, and more Day 4: Joshua Tree - Big Bear • Transfer to Big Bear Lake • Tour the lake and surrounding area, followed by visit to the Discovery Center Day 5: Big Bear • Free day on your own to explore, bike, kayak, horseback ride Day 6: Big Bear - Santa Barbara • Transfer to Santa Barbara, stopping at the Santa Barbara Mission and Solvang, a unique Dutch village

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• Late afternoon tour of the wharf, boardwalk and beach of Santa Barbara Day 7: Santa Barbara • Tour of Santa Barbara, including the Courthouse and State Street • Visit the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center art museum • Group Farewell Dinner Day 8: Travel Home • Flight back home

Program includes:

• Accommodations • Daily breakfast, Welcome and Farewell Dinners • Private AC bus with transfers • English speaking guide for transfers and excursions • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits


CAMBODIA | WILDLIFE + PHOTOGRAPHY

This program gives participants the opportunity to learn about Cambodian culture, wildlife, and landscapes while practicing and improving photography skills. Participants have a chance to gain understanding and appreciation of Cambodia through discussions with local scholars and exploratory visits to significant sites, including Angkor Wat, The Killing Fields, a local home, a conservation center, wildlife Day 1-2: Travel to Cambodia • Flight to Phnom Penh • Welcome dinner Day 3-6: Phnom Penh • Visit Royal University for lecture and discussion with scholar and students • Learn about Cambodia’s turbulent recent past with visits to The Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21), and dinner with an S21 survivor • Full day at animal rescue center Day 7: Phnom Penh - Mondulkiri • Travel to Mondulkiri by bus, with stop at Busrah waterfalls Day 8: Mondulkiri • Full day at elephant project • Work with and take care of the elephants • No elephant riding allowed

Day 9: Mondulkiri - Kratie • Travel to Kratie by bus • Stop at a Cham village • Sunset and Mekong river dolphins Day 10: Kratie - Kompong Cham • Travel to Kompong Cham by bus, • Stop at Wat Nakor • Cycling on Koh Paen • Dinner with a local tuk-tuk driver’s family at their home Day 11: Kompong Cham - Siem Reap • Travel to Siem Reap by bus • Sunset at temple Day 12: Siem Reap • Walking tour with wildlife guide • Full day exploring Angkor Wat, starting with sunrise at the temples Day 14-16: Siem Reap • Wildlife and photography field trips to bird reserves and floating villages Day 17-19: Siem Reap • Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Kbal Spean • Free to explore with wildlife guide

• Farewell dinner Day 20: Departure • Free until departure • Transfer to airport for return flight

Program includes: • 16 nights at 3 star hotels + 2 nights at project site • Breakfast + 7 lunches and 3 dinners • Private AC mini bus with transfers • English speaking guide throughout • Bottle of mineral water on each excursion • All entrance fees • 1-week Pass to Angkor Wat Complex • Dolphin watching and cycling tour

To inquire about creating a customized faculty-led program, please contact AEA. team@AEAstudyabroad.com

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CAMEROON ENVIRONMENT + INDIGENOUS CULTURE Participants will learn about the unique relationship between humans and the landscape of Cameroon, exploring remote villages and nature reserves as well as historical and cultural sites in larger cities. Day 1: Travel to Cameroon • Flight to Douala • Orientation + Welcome dinner Day 2: Douala - Penja - Melong • Travel to the Wouri River, exploring mangroves and fishing communities; visit artist’s village and fruit market Day 3: Melong - Koutaba • Visit the Ekom Falls, Cameroonian Highlands and two tribal kingdoms • Hike Bappit volcano Day 4: Koutaba • Visit the Foumban Kingdom, discovering ancient Bamun culture; tour central market Day 5: Koutaba - Yaounde • Drive to Yaounde, visiting the African Art Museum on the way

Day 6: Ngaoundere - Poli • Walking tour of Ngaoundere, then head to Venoué Valley to visit adobe villages Day 7: Poli • Full-day immersion into Mbororo and Dowayo tribal cultures; attend a dance ceremony and learn about many folk traditions Day 8: Poli - Dupa Tribe • Travel to the Vokre Mountains, territory of the Dupa tribe; hike through the mountains to the village, learning about their daily life through chores, activities and festivities Day 9: Yaounde - Ngaoundere • Explore the area with the Dupa people by hiking the area

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• Travel to Ngaoundere; night sleeper train to Yaounde Day 10: Yaounde - Kribi • Head to the Atlantic Coast and its white sand beaches; enjoy seafood and waterfalls here Day 11: Kribi - Douala - USA • Morning free to explore; drive to Douala; head to airport to catch your flight home

Program includes: • Accommodations • Daily breakfast, Welcome and Farewell Dinners • Private AC bus with transfers • English speaking guide for transfers and excursions • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits


CANADA FRENCH LANGUAGE, RELIGION + CULTURE

Participants will learn about Francophile culture in the Quebec region of Canada through interactive site visits and community projects. Free time to explore also provides a deeper understanding of the culture and environment. Day 1: Travel to Montreal • Flight to Montreal • Orientation and Welcome dinner Day 2: Montreal • Walking tour of the underground city, Chinatown, University of Quebec and Old Montreal Day 3: Montreal • Visit a famous bagel bakery and talk with the owner, Botanical Gardens, and Olympic Tower Day 4: Montreal • Tour a neighborhood synagogue and mosque, talking with members; eat lunch at the Marché Jean-Talon (oldest public market) Day 5: Montreal • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, then St. Joseph’s Oratory Day 6: Montreal to Quebec • Attend Sunday Mass at the Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal

• Transfer by private bus to Quebec • Walking tour of Old Quebec Day 7: Quebec • Service learning project at local soup kitchen, ferry boat tour & visit to the Musée de la Civilisation Day 8: Quebec • Military tour at the Musée du Fort and the Citadel de Québec Day 9: Quebec • Head to the Beaupré Coast for a cable car ride over waterfalls and the Basilique St. Anne de Beapré • Visit Orleans Island and stop at the Chocolaterie de I’Île d’Orléans • Tour the Sugar Shack Le Relais des Pins to learn about maple syrup production and culture Day 10: Quebec • Tour the Wendake Aboriginal Village and Huron Aboriginal Site

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Day 11: Quebec • Service learning project at local community organization • Free time to explore on your own Day 12: Quebec • Visit the Musée de l’Amérique Francophone and the Musée des Ursulines de Québec • Take an evening Ghost Walking Tour through Old Quebec Day 13: Quebec • Tour Boréalis to learn about the logging and pulp industry; finish with a paper making workshop and group farewell dinner Day 14: Quebec - USA • Flight back to USA

Program includes: Accommodations Daily breakfast, most dinners Private AC bus with transfers English speaking guide for transfers and excursions • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits • • • •


DAY 1 Arrive in Montréal; check-in to hotel DAY 2 Tour of Old Montréal; welcome dinner DAY 3 Visit St. Joseph’s Oratory, churches and other religious sites DAY 4 Visit Musée des Beaux-Arts and the surrounding area; group dinner DAY 5 Visit Montréal YWCA for service projects DAY 6 Head to West Island with a walk through Marche de L’Ouest DAY 7 Travel to Trois-Riviéres by private bus DAY 8 Attend Catholic Mass, then head to Quebec City; arrive and check-in to hotel

DAY 9 Enjoy a walking tour of Old Quebec City, including religious and historic sites DAY 10 Visit St. Anne de Beaupre and the HuronWendat First Nations site DAY 11 All-day service work at a housing project for individuals with mental health issues DAY 12 After breakfast, visit Museo de le’ Amérique Francophone; free afternoon DAY 13 Free day to explore the city on your own DAY 14 After breakfast, transfer to Montreal by train; attend religious service in the afternoon and then enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening DAY 15 Transfer to the airport for your flight home

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CHINA + HONG KONG

MARITIME + SUSTAINABILITY Participants have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of maritime business and sustainablyfocused companies throughout Hong Kong and mainland China by visiting local businesses, universities and explore their relationship to ancient, traditional culture with historical site visits. Day 1: Travel to Hong Kong Day 2: Arrive in Hong Kong • Arrive + check in to hotel; orientation; welcome dinner Day 3: Hong Kong • Full day walking tour of Hong Kong + Kowloon, tram to Victoria’s Peak Day 4: Free day to explore Macao Day 5: Hong Kong • Free morning; 2-hour private boat tour of Hong Kong port Day 6: Travel to Shanghai • Flight to Shanghai; check-in at hotel; welcome dinner Day 7: Shanghai • AM: Visit the People’s Square and the Urban Planning Museum • PM: Exchange at Tongji University Day 8: Shanghai • Visit Tongji University’s Sustainability Institute; enjoy lectures and visits with students

Day 9: Travel to Hangzhou • AM: Explore the Yu Yuan Gardens • PM: High speed train to Hangzhou Day 10: Travel to Xi’an • Visit the West Lake Tea plantation • Free afternoon to explore or rest • Overnight train to Xi’an Day 11: Xi’an • Head to the Terracotta Warrior Museum, then visit the famous Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Market Day 12: Free Day in Xi’an Day 13: Travel to Qingdao • Flight to Qingdao; after arrival, have a city orientation Day 14: Qingdao • AM: Head to Qingdao Maritime University for group discussions • PM: Visit the Qingdao National Laboratory Day 15: Travel to Tianjin • Visit the Qingdao Port Maritime Safety Administration, then take the train to Tianjin in the afternoon Day 16: Tianjin • Full day at Maritime University

Day 17: Travel to Beijing • Take the train to Beijing • Dumpling lunch with a local family, visit Tiananmen Square, Mao’s Mausoleum, + the Forbidden City Day 18: Free Day in Beijing Day 19: Beijing • Visit the Tianyi Organic Strawberry Farm and another local sustainable business in the area Day 20: Beijing • Explore the Great Wall, Olympic Village, then a farewell dinner Day 21: Travel back to USA

Program includes: • 19 nights at 2-3 star hotels • Breakfast + welcome and farewell dinners • Private AC bus transfers and public train tickets • English speaking guide throughout • All business visits + excursion costs

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CHINA | AGRICULTURE

Participants will learn about agricultural practices in China through farm visits and discussions with local experts. Participants will also have time to explore on their own, gaining a deeper understanding of the culture and environment of China. Day 1-2: Travel to China • Flight to Shanghai, China • Orientation and Welcome dinner Day 3: Shanghai • Set out on a Big Bus Tour and explore the city at your own pace Day 4: Shanghai - Hangzhou • Transfer to Tongji University • Take a campus tour • Intro: China’s Agriculture Practices • Afternoon lecture: China’s Agriculture Practices • Transfer to Hangzhou Day 5: Hangzhou • Longling Mountain visit • Tea plantation tour and lunch • Visit silk market to learn about ancient Chinese methods of producing fine silk • Visit pearl market to learn the process of pearl farming and trade

Day 6: Hangzhou • Explore West Lake on your own • Group dinner and discussions Day 7: Hangzhou - Beijing • Take a high speed train to Beijing • Enjoy a group Peking duck dinner Day 8: Beijing • Visit Tianyi Strawberry Farm, an educational farm • Visit the Great Wall of China • Group dinner and discussion Day 9: Beijing • Transfer to China Agricultural University + take a campus tour • Group lunch • Afternoon faculty lectures • Group dinner and discussion Day 10: Beijing • Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

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• Visit foreign Agricultural Service to learn about agricultural trade between US and China • Free time at Wangfujin • Farewell dinner Day 11: Beijing - Departure • Free time until departure • Transfer to airport

Program includes: • Accommodations • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 7 dinners • Private AC bus with transfers • English speaking guide for transfers and excursions • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits • Two local university visits • Visit to the Great Wall of China • All special excursions and meetings


COLOMBIA |

NATURE + CULTURE

Participants will learn about the unique relationship between humans and the landscape of Colombia, exploring wildlife reserves, coffee farms, botanical gardens, as well as historical and cultural sites in cities like Bogota, Santa Marta, and Cartagena. Day 1: Travel to Colombia • Flight to Bogotá • Orientation + Welcome dinner Day 2: Bogotá • Full-day city tour, followed by an evening visit to Zona Rosa to see nightlife in full swing Day 3: Zipaquira • Transfer to Zipaquira and visit the Salt Cathedra; explore the area and learn about its history Day 4: Villa de Leyva • Spend the day and a night in this 16th century colonial town Day 5: Manizales • Fly to the UNESCO Coffee Cultural Landscape, learning about this integral industry of Colombia; visit an authentic

coffee hacienda and tour the city of Manizales • Spend the night at a Flora + Fauna Sanctuary Day 6: Manizales • Spend the day wildlife watching, then head to a Colonial coffee town in the evening Day 7: Armenia • Visit the Cocora Valley for a day hike with wildlife watching opportunities; spend the night at a Coffee Region hotel Day 8: Armenia • Spend the morning observing and learning about local wildlife • Free afternoon to rest and relax Day 9: Santa Marta • Fly from Armenia to Santa Marta

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• Check-in to your hotel on the Caribbean coast; PM at leisure Day 10: Santa Marta • Full-day excursion at PNN Tayrona national park, visiting ruins of an ancient town Day 11: Santa Marta • AM city tour of Santa Marta • PM beach relaxation time Day 12: Cartagena • Drive to Cartagena • PM tour of Cartagena • Evening flight to Bogotá Day 13: Bogotá - USA • Catch your flight back to USA

Program includes:

• Accommodations • Daily breakfast, Welcome and Farewell Dinners • Private AC bus with transfers • English speaking guide for transfers and excursions • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits


DAY 1 Arrive in San José, transfer to Chilamate; checkin to your Eco-Retreat, welcome dinner

DAY 11 Visit the National Park, with the chance to visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Tortuguero Hill

DAY 2 AM: Rainforest hike with a local biologist PM: Classroom language activities at the lodge

DAY 13 Free time in Tortuguero; return to Chilamate

DAY 3 AM: Classroom language activities at the lodge PM: Leadership activities in the local community DAY 4 AM: Rainforest Chocolate Tour PM: Classroom language activities at the lodge DAY 5 AM: Help out at soccer camp for at-risk youth PM: Classroom language activities at the lodge

DAY 14 All-day visit to a Cooperative Coffee Farm DAY 15 AM: Visit to a local university PM: Free afternoon to relax at the lodge DAY 16 AM: Transfer to San Jose PM: Free afternoon in the city; farewell dinner DAY 17 Transfer to the airport for your flight home

DAY 6 + 7 AM: Classroom language activities at the lodge PM: Leadership activities in the local community DAY 8 All-day service project at a local organic farm DAY 9 + 10 All-day service project at a local school DAY 11 All-day excursion to Tortuguero by boat via the Sarapiqui and San Juan rivers; travel to the border of Nicaragua through the canals

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CUBA: Health Care

Explore this country’s expanding health care system and local culture through visits to community organizations, clinics, and cultural sites.

• Day 1: Travel Day to Cuba • Day 2: Tour of Habana • Visit Plaza de la Revolución Square for history and group photo • Explore the Morro-Cabaña Fortress • Welcome dinner at a private restaurant Day 3: Day Trip to Las Terrazas Project: Social Exchange • • Welcome drink at Rancho Curujey with local musicians; learn about the Social Community Project at Las Terrazas • Visit the Western Republic of Uruguya School • Visit Posted Médica, a health home; talk with doctors about Cuban Health Care and natural medicine • Exchange with community grandparents in Casa de la Memoria • Visit Cusco Bazaar to see local artists’ studios and visit with them • Day 4: Habana • Visit Primary Health Care & Teaching Center of Plaza Municipality • Visit a local doctor’s office for Q&A about the Cuban Healthcare System • Visit Todas las Manos Community Project in El Vedado • Explore art works at the Colon Cemetery • Visit the Care Center for STDs Day 5: Habana • • Discussion: Health Care Program for Seniors & Elderly • Visit Belén Convent for the elderly in Old Havana • Visit Hemingway’s homje, “Finca Vigía • Tour Cojimar and Hemingway’s Museum • Visit Callejón de Hamel, a local culture + arts center • Day 6: Habana • Meeting: National System of Stomatology and the dentistry program • Visit the Clinic and Stomatology Faculty at the University of Havana • Visit the Latin American School of Medicine • Visit Fuster's Study, a Cuban artist • Day 7: Habana • Meeting: Mental Health Program and Treatment of Addictions • Visit to a Maternity Waiting Home; visit to the University of Medical Sciences • Hour-long dance class • Day 8: Varadero • Visit the Pharmaceutical Museum in Matanzas •Visit a Primary Health Care center in Varadero; check out the Centre for Social and Educational Services •Return to Habana for a drink and tour of the historic National Hotel •Day 9: Travel Day back to USA

Program Includes: • Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • Cultural excursions and field trips with local bilingual guides • Entrance fees and reservations as described • Accommodation in 3star hotels (twin rooms for students, single rooms for faculty) • Welcome and farewell dinner in Habana • Daily breakfast • On-site coordinator during excursions • Orientation sessions and city maps

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CUBA BUSINESS + LOCAL CULTURE

LEARN ABOUT THE CUBAN ECONOMY FIRST-HAND WITH SITE VISITS, BUSINESS MEETINGS, AND IMMERSIVE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES. DAY 1: ARRIVE HAVANA • Meet guide, check-in to hotel • Tour, orientation, and drink at Nacional de Cuba Hotel • Welcome dinner at Starbien, a private restaurant DAY 2: HAVANA • Discussion about US-Cuban relations with Cuban professor and foreign relations specialist • Coffee break and tobacco factory visit, followed by lunch + tobacco sampler with specialist • Afternoon visits to CIGB Biotechnology and Unecamoto DAY 3: HAVANA • Meet with specialists from the National Association of Small Farmers, then coffee break • Discussion about Cuban University Economics studies; then visit the Container Terminal in Havana harbor • Meet with Habaguanex Tourist Company’s marketing specialist

DAY 4: PINAR DEL RÍO • Visit the Francisco Tobacco Factory, then visit Despalillo de Johas en Viñales where tobacco leaves are chosen for production DAY 5: HAVANA • Visit CONAS S.A., Mercedes Benz, and Papas & Co, • Lunch in Cojimar, then visit famous rum factory Ronera Santa Cruz • Evening historic cannon firing DAY 6: HAVANA • Walking tour of Havana, then visit the Rum Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts: Cuban Collection DAY 7: HAVANA • Visit the Museum of Guanabacoa with a special presentation on AfroCuban culture, then Finca Vigia, the historic house of Hemingway • Free afternoon to explore DAY 8: HAVANA • Attend session at the Jury Union of Cuba on foreign investment law • Visit to Curef, then guided discussion on the film industry at Cuban Institute of Art + Industry

DAY 9: CIENFUEGOS • Transfer to Cienfuegos by private bus and enjoy lunch upon arrival • Visit oil + gas company Sherritt, followed by a city tour DAY 10: CIENFUEGOS • Visit a coffee company in Cumanayagua, then explore and have lunch at El Nicho waterfall • Visit National Institute of Nutrition + Seafood Research • Farewell Dinner DAY 11: DEPART FOR USA • Return to the Havana airport to catch your flight home

PROGRAM INCLUDES: • 10 nights’ accommodations in Havana and Cienfuegos • All meals • Private AC bus transfers • English speaking guide throughout • All business visits + excursions

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CUBA | ARTS + DANCE

This program is gives participants the chance to learn about the arts and culture of Cuba through private meetings with community members, artists, and students. Participants gain a deeper appreciation of Cuba through unique conversations as well as cultural and musical performances and museum and UNESCO World Heritage site visits. Day 1: Arrival in Cuba • Flight to Havana, Cuba • Program orientation, welcome dinner Day 2: Havana • Discussion: The Historical and Architectural Development of Havana; explore Old Havana • Visit the Cristo de La Habana and the fortress La Cabana. Meet + talk with guards and caretakers • Visit local health clinic + talk with staff to learn about social services Day 3: Havana • Discussion: Contemporary Arts • Explore the Cuban Collection of Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts + meet with Cuban artists • Visit the Ludwig Foundation to see a rehearsal of the Ballet Company

• Visit a cigar factory + learn about tobacco from the employees • Day 4: Havana • Discussion: The Cuban Economy • Tour modern Havana, including the Vedado, Havana's central district • Visit infamous artist Jose Fuster • Visit the Instituto Superior de Arte, talking with professors + students • Visit La Quinta Santovenia, a private religious home for seniors Day 5: Havana - Cienfuegos • Travel to Cienfuegos (UNESCO World Heritage site) + Bay of Pigs • Attend performance by the Cantores de Cienfuegos, + talk with choir members • Enjoy dinner with live music Day 6: Cienfuegos - Havana • Explore Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site Day 7: Havana • Visit the Museo de la Revolucion, Hemingway's estate, fishing village of Cojimar, Cementerio de Colon

• Spend some time at the Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Company, interact with instructors + students • Farewell reception Day 8: Departure • Transfer to airport for flight home

Program includes: • Accommodations and 3 meals/ day • English speaking guide throughout the program • Private AC bus with transfers & excursions • Bottle of mineral water on each excursion • Private meetings and discussions with local experts, artists, and practitioners

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DAY 1 Arrive in Havana, transfer to your hotel for checkin and orientation, welcome dinner DAY 2 AM: Visit Jose Marti Museum; walking tour of Old Havana; visit the Hemingway House PM: Tour of modern Havana; after dinner, experience the evening fortress ceremony

DAY 7 AM: Drive to Santa Clara and visit the Che Guevara Museum, learning about his life PM: Drive to Varadero; afternoon on your own DAY 8 AM: Visit Cardenas and its monuments, a rum factory, Cardenas Church, Eehevarria Square PM: Visit Casa del Cariño, a Christian organization that supports the local community

DAY 3 AM: Discussion about the relationship between Cuba and the US; visit Havana University PM: Discussion at the Federation of Cuban Women about the role of women in Cuban Society; tour of the National Art Museum DAY 4 AM: Visit Health Care & Teaching Center; talk with a local doctor at their office, as well as an NPO health project in El Vedado PM: Conversation at the MLK, Jr Memorial Center; vintage car ride in the Malecon DAY 5 AM: Tour Bay of Pigs and its museum; talk with locals about their lives since the invasion PM: Head to Cienfuegos for a walking tour of the historical center of the city DAY 6 AM: Tour a historic sugar mill to learn about the role of sugar cane in Cuba’s development PM: Guided architectural walking tour

DAY 9 AM: Matanzas city tour; visit Bellamar Caves PM: Drive to Havana and check in to hotel; farewell dinner, spend the evening at a jazz club DAY 10 Transfer to the airport for your flight home

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CUBA | PEOPLE + ECONOMY

This program gives participants the chance to learn about the arts and culture of Cuba, through private meetings and discussions with community members, artists, farmers, chefs, and students. Participants have the unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the policies, practices, and traditions that shape the culture and economy of Cuba. Day 1: Arrival in Cuba • Arrive in Havana; program orientation, welcome dinner Day 2: Havana • Cultural exchange with musicians and artists at Callejón de Hamel • Meet + learn from Cuban organic farmers and administrators at Vivero Organopónico • Visit Casa Taller Antonia Eiriz and the Muraleando Community Project, discussing the impact of art on the local community aesthetic Day 3: Havana • Meet students and professors from La Escuela Taller Gaspar to learn about the school’s cultural + heritage preservation efforts • Visit Compañía de Baile Español ballet dance company, talk with the director about Cuban culture • Visit Alas de Mariposa, a local craft collective for elderly women

Day 4: Havana • Lecture at Casa de Las Americas • Meet Cuban students and chefs at the Culinary School of Havana and discuss challenges for Cuban chefs • Visit synagogue to discuss the history of Judaism in Cuba + U.S. • Visit La Casa del Niño y la Niña, an after-school outreach program for kids in troubled neighborhoods Day 5: Havana - Pinar del Río • Meet with children and parents at the Project for Down Syndrome • Meet with residents and a family doctor to learn about socialized medicine and healthcare • Visit an artist’s studio to discuss how artists make a living in Cuba + support for the arts Day 6: Pinar del Río • Participate in an exchange with local residents, tobacco farmers, and students at a primary school • Meet with Cuban farmers + growers at the Jardin de Caridad to learn about Cuba’s native plants, flowers and other agriculture

Day 7: Pinar del Río - Havana • Meet residents from Las Terrazas + a distinguished Cuban artist in the fishing village of Jaimanitas, learning about “Fusterlandia.” Day 8: Departure • Transfer to airport for flight home

Program includes: • Accommodations and 3 meals/ day • English speaking guide throughout the program • Private AC bus with transfers & excursions • Bottle of mineral water on each excursion • Private meetings and discussions with local experts, artists, and practitioners

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DAY 1 Arrive in Quito, transfer to your hotel, rest and recover from traveling

DAY 6 AM: Journey back to Quito by airplane PM: Transfer and check-in to your hotel

DAY 2 AM: Enjoy a walking tour around Quito PM: Visit the “Middle of the World,” the Equatorial Line Monument at the equator

DAY 7 AM: Learn about the area of Cotacachi and visit a textile workshop in Carabuela; learn about medicinal plants in an organic garden PM: Visit a local school at La Calera, then learn about traditional embroidery; enjoy a speed boat tour of the lagoon Cuicocha

DAY 3 AM: Transfer to the airport and fly to Lago Agrio; enjoy a motorized canoe ride along the Cuyabeno River to your lodge PM: After a short siesta, explore the lagoon, observe animals, and take a swim in the lake DAY 4 AM: Rise at dawn to birdwatch and spot dolphins, then enjoy a forest nature walk PM: Take a trip in a dug-out canoe to a secret flooded area to spot monkeys and birds DAY 5 AM: Visit the Siona Village and learn about village life and traditions PM: After lunch, take a siesta and swim; enjoy a night excursion to spot nocturnal animals

DAY 8 AM: Visit the “Plaza de los Ponchos,” where indigenous residents have a variety of crafts PM: Journey to Cotopaxi in the highlands with nature reserves and beautiful mountain views DAY 9 AM: Visit the indigenous market Saquisili to observe traditional handicrafts, food, and life PM: Head to Quilotoa, a lagoon inside a volcanic crater filled with mineral water DAY 10 Transfer to Quito airport for your flight home, or continue on to the Galapagos Islands

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GHANA | BUSINESS + CULTURE

Participants gain firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges of working in urban and rural Ghana through collaborative business projects with local companies, followed by an immersive tour of rural villages and the culturally rich coast, tailored to suit your program’s area of focus. Day 1: Travel to Ghana • Overnight flight to Accra Day 2: Arrive in Accra • AM arrival; check in to hotel; welcome dinner at local restaurant Day 3 - 7: Accra • Spend the week working with local businesses on collaborative marketing, business, and design projects; enjoy dinner with them at the end of the week Day 8: Travel to Kumasi • Enjoy a sightseeing drive along the coast on your way to Kumasi • Visit the Bonsu Arboretum Botanical Gardens Day 9: Kumasi • Attend the Akwasidae Festival • Visit the Center of National Culture and the Menhya Palace Museum

Day 10: Kumasi • Explore the open-air Ketjetia Market, one of West Africa’s largest • Visit three craft villages featuring wood carving and weaving • Attend a textile workshop to make your own Adrinkra cloth Day 11: Travel to Elmina • Travel along the coast, stopping at a slave trade memorial and the Cape Coast Castle + Museum • Arrive at your hotel in Elmina with some free time by the pool Day 12: Elmina • Full-day tour of Elmina, including the St. George Castle, town center, shrines and local cemetery • Visit a small fishing community and talk with local boat builders Day 13: Elmina • Visit Kakum National Park for an early morning canopy walk

• Explore a palm oil community, learning about this industry and tasting traditional Fufu • Enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, and drumming with the Bamboo Orchestral group, followed by a farewell dinner Day 14: Travel back to USA • Head back to the airport in Accra to catch your flight back home

Program includes: • 12 nights at 2-3 star hotels • Breakfast + welcome and farewell dinners • Private AC bus transfers • English speaking guide throughout • All business visits + excursion costs

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GHANA | HEALTHCARE

This program gives participants the opportunity to learn from and work with healthcare practitioners in Ghana through healthcare + NGO site visits and discussions. Participants have a chance to gain further understanding and appreciation of Ghana with village walks and visits to a glass bead factory, a women’s project, and Kakum National Park. Day 1-2: Travel to Ghana • Flight to Accra; airport pick up and hotel check in • Orientation and walking tour Day 3: Accra • Visit Accra’s highlights, including colonial areas, Nkrumah Mausoleum, and the Accra Market • Introduction to healthcare in Ghana by medical doctor at West Africa AIDS Foundation Day 4: Accra - Kpando • Visit Valley View University and Nursing Training College • Meet faculty + students, attend a lecture on medical education • Visit recycled glass beads factory and learn about this craft • Dinner and discussion with NGO hosts

Days 5-6: Kpando • Learn about healthcare at a children’s home + medical research foundation • Visit women's project on Volta River • Enjoy performance by Health Education Drama Group • Visit a local government hospital + talk with staff; outreach in villages • Visit Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary Day 7: Kpando - Atimpoku • Visit community clinic in Liate Wote • Choose a hike or village walk • Travel to Atimpoku by bus Day 8: Atimpoku • Visit a traditional healer/ priest • Free time to relax or explore Day 9: Atimpoku - Cape Coast • Drive to the coast with stops, including the Coffin Gallery • Time to relax at the beach Day 10-13: Cape Coast • Visit Sanford Health clinic, Mental Hospital, and School for the Deaf

Visit Elmina and Cape Coast Castle Free time at the beach Explore Kakum National Park Free time to relax or attend a drumming and dance workshop • Farewell dinner Day 14: Departure • Travel to Accra by bus • Transfer to airport for return flight • • • •

Program includes:

12 nights at 3 star hotels Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Private AC bus All transfers & excursions English speaking guide throughout • Bottle of mineral water each day • All entrance fees • Drumming and dance workshop • • • • •

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GREECE: Culture & History Program Description

In the 5th century BC, Greece was a hub of development and went on to become an undisputed leader in the areas of art, architecture, science, mathematics, philosophy, drama, literature and democracy. Today, participants of a study abroad program in Greece can gain valuable insights into this country’s rich history and learn more about how it has influenced almost every part of Western civilization and the basis that Greek culture has provided for our modern Western way of life.

Program Includes:

• Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • Cultural excursions and field trips with local bilingual guides • Entrance fees and reservations as described • Accommodation in 3star hotels (twin rooms for students, single rooms for faculty) • Welcome and farewell dinner in Athens • Daily breakfast • Private coach bus and ferry tickets as noted, public transport pass in Athens • On-site coordinator during excursions • Orientation sessions and city maps

• Day 1: Flight to Athens • Day 2: Guided bus tour of Athens • see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Parliament, Olympic Stadium, University and National Library, Theatre of Dionysus, etc. • Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Athens • Day 3: Guided walking tour of Athens • Visit historical city center to see the ancient Agora, Stoa of Attalos, flea market at Monastiraki and other sites • Guided tour of the Acropolis including Propylea, Temple of Apteros Nike, the Parthenon and Erechteion • Day 4: Piraeus - Athens • Guided tour of Piraeus and its port, now the largest port in Europe and third largest in the world • Guided tour of the National Archaeological Museum • Day 5: Mycenae - Nafplion - Epidaurus • Stop-over at the Canal of Corinth • Guided tour of Mycenae, home of legendary King Agamemnon; visit the Lion Gate, Royal Tombs and the Cyclopean Walls • Lunch in Nafplion, a picturesque town and first capital of modern Greece • Guided tour of Epidaurus and its world famous theater from the 4th century BC • Day 6: Marathon - Thermopylae - Aidipsos - Chalkis - Heraklion • Guided tour of the Tomb of Marathon and the Thermopylae • Drive to Aidipsos for free time, with a stop-over at the Statue of Leonidas • Guided tour of the archaeological site at Artemision, famous for the GreekPersian naval battle in 480 BC • Time to explore Chalkis town on your own • Day 7: Heraklion • Arrival at Port in early morning; guided tour of the Knossos archaeological site with the Minoan Palace • Day 8: Chania-Suda • Guided tour of Chania to see the New Town and Old Town of the Cretan city with the second largest population after Heraklion •Guided tour of Souda Bay, one of the deepest natural harbors in the Mediterranean •Day 9: Athens • Arrival at Piraeus port in early morning; free day in Athens for sightseeing on your own and to mingle with locals • Farewell dinner at a restaurant in Athens •Day 10: Depart from Athens Airport

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GUATEMALA | SPANISH IMMERSION + SERVICE LEARNING

This program gives participants the opportunity to learn about and engage with a Guatemalan community through a collaborative project, activities and discussions with locals, and Spanish classes taught in Antigua. Participants positively contribute to the community while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of Guatemala with visits to indigenous villages, ancient ruins, a conservation project, and through the bonds they build with host families. Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala • Flight to Guatemala City • Transfer to Antigua Day 2: Antigua • Orientation tour of Antigua • Introduction to Spanish classes Day 3: Antigua: Jay Museum • Salsa lessons, Jay Museum visit • Afternoon Spanish classes Day 4: Community project • Collaborative project with community • Afternoon Spanish classes Day 5 - 6: Antigua: cultural activities • Integrated cultural activity • Explore the Mayan ruins • Afternoon Spanish classes Day 7: Antigua - Panajachel • Take a scenic journey to Lake Atitlan

• Visit two indigenous town, learn about Mayan culture and handicrafts Day 8: Panajachel Chichicastenango • Visit Chichicastenango market before returning to host families in Antigua Day 9: Antigua ruins • Integrated activity: Spend the morning exploring the ruins of Antigua • Afternoon Spanish classes Day 10: Community project • Collaborative project with community • Afternoon Spanish classes Day 11: Antigua • Integrated activity: movie and discussions with community • Afternoon Spanish classes Day 12-13: Community project • Collaborative project with community

• Afternoon Spanish classes • Free time to relax and explore • Farewell dinner Day 14: Antigua - Monterrico • Visit conservation project • Free time to enjoy the beach Day 15: Monterrico - Guatemala City • Mangrove tour and on to GC • Farewell dinner, transfer to airport

Program includes: • 12 nights with Guatemalan host families / homestays • 2 nights in 3 star hotels • All meals throughout • Private AC bus throughout • English speaking guide throughout • All entrance fees • Community projects • Spanish immersion classes • Weekend trips to Lake Atitlan & Monterrico or Hawaii

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GUATEMALA: Bio Design Explore tropical rain forests, Caribbean coral reefs, and traditional Guatemalan culture in this one-week program with a focus on Bio Design. •Day 1: Travel Day to Guatemala •Transfer to Antigua by private bus; brief orientation and group welcome dinner •Day 2: Cultural visits in Antigua •City tour and visit to handicraft market •Visit to the Jade Museum followed by a coffee tour •Day 3: Travel Day to Rio Dulce •Day 4: Tropical Forest Bio Design Program •Faculty arranged activities in the tropical forest area of Rio Dulce •Day 5: Trip to Puerto Barrios: Caribbean Basin •Boat ride to Puerto Barrios •Orientation to coral reef activities •Meet FUNDAECO staff coral reef guides •Caribbean-style dinner •Day 6: Coral Reef area: Amatique Bay •Boat ride to the coral reefs •All-day activities at the coral reef; lunch at the beach •Boat ride back to Puerto Barrios, group dinner •Day 7: Travel Day to Guatemala City •Travel by first class bus to Guatemala City •Farewell dinner and trip evaluation •Day 8: Travel Day back to USA

Program Includes: • Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • Cultural excursions and field trips with local bilingual guides • Entrance fees and reservations as described • Accommodation in 3-star hotels (twin rooms for students, single rooms for faculty) • Welcome and farewell dinners • Daily breakfast • Private coach bus tickets as noted • On-site coordinator during excursions • Orientation sessions and city maps

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DAY 1 Arrive in Guatemala City, transfer to your hotel in Antigua, rest and recover from traveling DAY 2 AM: Breakfast at a local restaurant, orientation to Guatemala, walking tour of Antigua PM: Visit El Mercado, a large open-air market; lunch at an outdoor cafe, tour La Merced church and the Jade Museum DAY 3 AM: Visit a fair trade coffee plantation PM: Learn about Namaste, a microfinance organization helping communities in Guatemala DAY 4 AM: Tour a macadamia nut farm and enjoy sample products and tastings PM: Visit Namaste clients at their shops to learn about their role in the local community DAY 5 All-day hike of the active Pacaya Volcano DAY 6 AM: Head to Lake Atitlan, stopping at Iximche, ancient capital with Mayan ruins PM: Arrive at Atitlan, settle in to hotel DAY 7 All-day tour of Lake Atitlan, visiting picturesque towns by boat

DAY 8 Drive to visit ADIGUA, a microfinance organization in Solola DAY 9 AM: Head to Mayan Families, a nonprofit organization providing indigenous people education and other development initiatives PM: Visit Maya Traditions Foundation to learn about their support of backstop weavers from the Guatemalan Highlands DAY 10 AM: Community service at a local school PM: Free afternoon to explore on your own DAY 11 AM: Visit the largest handicraft market in Central America, Chichicastenango PM: Head back to Antigua and enjoy a farewell dinner with the group

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HUNGARY, AUSTRIA, POLAND & CZECH REPUBLIC Business in Eastern Europe Program Description The first principle of international management is to recognize and appreciate the diversity of countries in the global economy. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the CEE countries have grown and developed in many ways. This program gives students an overview of the political, economic, and culturally diverse environments in selected CEE countries which are still changing almost every day. Students will also come to understand the tremendous challenges currently facing these countries.

Program Includes:

• Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • Cultural excursions and field trips with local bilingual guides • Entrance fees and reservations as noted • Accommodation in 2- or 3-star hotels • Welcome dinner in Budapest and farewell dinner in Prague; daily breakfast • Private coach bus and train tickets as described; public transportation passes in Budapest, Vienna, Krakow and Prague • On-site coordinator during excursions • Orientation sessions and city maps

Day 1: Flight to Budapest, Hungary Day 2: Budapest stay at 3-star hotel in Budapest • Arrival at Budapest airport; guided walking tour of Budapest • Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Budapest Day 3: Budapest • Visit to the US Embassy and international company, e.g. SAPS Labs Hungary Day 4: Budapest • Visit to an international company, e.g. Nestlé Hungária • Visit to a media company in Budapest Day 5: Budapest - Vienna stay at 2- or 3-star hotel in Vienna • Free evening to explore Vienna at participants’ own leisure Day 6: Vienna • Company visit in Vienna, e.g. Raiffeisenbank • Tour of the Opel Vienna plant Day 7: Vienna - Krakow spend night on train; sleeper cars •Free day to explore Vienna; Hofburg Palace, numerous museums and art galleries, or boat trip on the Danube river Day 8: Krakow arrive in morning; free day to explore the city Day 9: Krakow stay at 3-star hotel in Krakow •Visit U.S. Consulate; visit local or international company Day 10: Katowice - Auschwitz spend night on train; sleeper cars •Company visit in Krakow or Katowice •Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp Day 11: Krakow-Prague stay at 3-star hotel in Prague •Arrival in morning; tour of Prague airport from a business perspective; rest of the day is free to explore Prague at leisure Day 12: Kolín - Podebrady •Visit to the Toyota Peugeot Citroen plant in Kolín •Guided tour of Sklarny Bohemia glass factory in Podebrady Day 13: Prague •Visit to local Prague company to learn about development and projects; guided tour and beer tasting at Czech brewery Day 14: Prague • Free day for sightseeing; farewell dinner at Prague restaurant Day 15: Depart from Prague Airport

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INDIA | CULTURE + PERFORMING ARTS IMMERSION

This program gives participants the opportunity to learn about and engage with the arts and culture of India through performances, demonstrations, visits to cultural sites of significance, and discussions with local scholars and practitioners. Participants have a chance to gain further understanding and appreciation of India with yoga workshops, temple visits, a rural stay, and collaborative community work. Optional 4-day add-on for New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Day 1-2: Travel to India • Flight to Chennai, India • Chennai Music Festival Day 3-5: Chennai • Visits + discussions at Mamallapuram, Dakshin chitra, Santhome, and Marina • Visit Chennai Museum, a local artist’s home, and Cholamandal Artists’ Village • Bharatanatyam and South Indian music demos and discussions Day 6: Chennai - Nankulathur • “Cinema in India” at local Studio • Travel to Nangalathu, stopping at temples, fields, and Dakshinchitra Day 7-8: Nankulathur • Walking tour of local village • Community work at local school + with women’s group • Shadow Puppetry & street theater Day 9: Nankulathur - Thanjavur • Travel to Thanjavur

Day 10-12: Thanjavur • Yoga & workshops at Temple • Literature discussion at Tamil Uni • Classical Music discussion at Thiruvaiyaru Music College Day 13-15: Thanjavur - Ooty • Travel to Ooty • Lecture and discussion on tribal communities at Nilgiris Anthropological Museum • Visit Toda and Kota tribal villages; exploration of cave paintings Day 16-17: Ooty - Calicut • Travel to Calicut • Visit local places of worship + Centre for Folklore Studies at Calicut Univ. to interact with staff, students, and performing artists Day 18-20: Calicut - Trichur • Travel to Trichur • Lectures & demonstrations on Kathakali, Koodiattam, Chakiar Koothu, and Tolpavakoothu

Day 21: Trichur - Cochin • Travel to Cochin • Heritage walk around Fort Cochin Stay 1 night at 3 star hotel in Cochin

Day 22: Departure • Transfer to airport for return flight

Program includes: • 17 nights at 3 star hotels • 3 nights rural farm stay • Breakfast + 3 lunches and 3 dinners • Private AC mini bus with transfers • English speaking guide throughout • Bottle of mineral water each day • All entrance fees / excursions • Private lectures with local scholars

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INDIA

COMMUNICATIONS +BUSINESS

EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF TRADITIONAL INDIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY ON

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS PRACTICES WITH SITE VISITS, BUSINESS MEETINGS, AND IMMERSIVE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES. DAY 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI • Meet guide, check-in to hotel • Orientation + Welcome Dinner DAY 2: MUMBAI • Full-day city tour, including Dhobhi Ghaat, Mani House, Gateway of India, Colaba Market, and more DAY 3: MUMBAI • Morning visit to PR Firm, followed by group lunch at a local restaurant • Afternoon visit to Ad Agency DAY 4: MUMBAI • Morning tour of Dharavi slum, one of the largest in the world • Visit a Bollywood Studio and have a discussion with working actor

DAY 5: MUMBAI-AGRA • Morning flight to Delhi, then transfer by private coach to Agra (lunch stop provided) • Afternoon visit to Taj Mahal • Evening Mehendi application DAY 6: AGRA • Visit the famous Agra Fort • Transfer by private coach to Delhi • Farewell dinner DAY 7: DELHI-USA • Breakfast and check-out • Full-day tour of cultural and historical sites, including Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, shopping at Delhi haat (Bazaar) and more • Evening departure flight to USA

PROGRAM INCLUDES: • Accommodations in Mumbai, Agra, and Delhi • Breakfast each day, welcome and farewell dinners, additional meals as noted in itinerary • Private AC bus transfers • English speaking guide throughout • All business visits + excursions • Domestic flights

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BALI - INDONESIA

Psychology & Community-Based Learning

This program is gives participants the opportunity to learn about and engage with Balinese communities through collaborative work in elementary schools, an orphanage, and the National School for the Deaf. Throughout the program, participants gain further understanding and appreciation of Indonesia with visits to temples, rice terraces, a university, a local home, and a turtle conservation center. Day 1: Arrival in Ubud • Flight to Bali • Indonesian language class, walking tour of Ubud, welcome dinner Day 2: Local schools • Service learning, sports, & teaching activities with children at local schools • Balinese lunch at local home • Traditional Balinese activities (making cakes, offerings, arm activities) Day 3: Local schools & orphanage visit • Service learning, sports, & teaching activities. Psychology students visit Substance Abuse Center. • Orphanage visit and activities • Tanah Lot Temple

Day 4: Local schools & rice terraces • Service learning, sports, & teaching • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces • Trek to Besikalung Temple Day 5: Local schools & School of the Deaf • Service learning, sports, and teaching • School of the Deaf visit, teaching and activities with the children Day 6: Local schools & Kintamani • Service learning, sports, and teaching • Kintamani crater visit Day 7: Elephant trek • Spend the day feeding, riding and learning about elephants Day 8: Local schools & Ulun Danu

• Service learning, sports, and teaching • Farewell ceremony at school • Ulun Danu Temple visit Day 9: University & Cathedral • Meet with Psychology students and faculty at a local university • Visits to Bamboo Cathedral and chocolate factory Day 10: Cycling • Free day to cycle (or choose optional activities such as rafting) Days 11-12: Turtle conservation • Visit the conservation center and learn about sea turtles • Free day to enjoy the beach • Farewell dinner Day 13: Departure • Free morning

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• 12 nights at conveniently located 3 star hotel • Breakfast + lunch daily • Private AC bus with transfers & excursions • English speaking guide throughout the program

• Bottle of mineral water on each excursion • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits • Cycling program and elephant trekking • All excursions mentioned in itinerary


IRAN CULTURAL HERITAGE

Participants will immerse themselves in this often misrepresented country’s rich and beautiful culture, explore ancient temples and urban sites, and enjoy welcoming Iranian hospitality throughout this 10-day familiarity tour. Day 1: Travel Day • Overnight flight to Istanbul • Flight from Istanbul to Shiraz • Late-night arrival in Shiraz Day 2: Shiraz • Cultural orientation and city tour, including Eram Gardens, Rose Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, and more Day 3: Shiraz to Yazd • Travel by private bus to Yazd, stopping at Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, and the village of Abarkuh Day 4: Yazd • Full day city tour of Yazd, including Amir Chaghmagh Square, Water Museum, Friday mosque, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, textile workshop, and more • Afternoon lecture on modern and traditional water systems and their impact on Iranian culture

Day 5: Yazd to Isfahan • Travel by private bus to Meybod, where you can see the Dovecote (pigeon house of Meybod), Narin Castle, and a traditional water reservoir and ice house • Continue on, stopping at Nain to visit the Friday mosque, Pirnia traditional house and museum, Bazaar, and traditional neighborhoods • In evening, arrive in Isfahan and visit the iconic overwater bridges Day 6: Isfahan • Full-day city tour of Isfahan, including Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Bazaar, Chehel Sotoun Palace • Afternoon lecture on artisans and handicrafts in Iran Day 7: Isfahan • Driving tour of the area, including an Armenian neighborhood and

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cathedral, Friday mosque, Hasht Behest Palace, and the bridges Day 8: Isfahan to Tehran • Day-long travel to Tehran, stopping at the village of Abyaneh, Kashan and its Fin Gardens, Tabatabai House and theological school Day 9: Tehran • Explore contemporary culture by visiting the Contemporary Art and Carpet Museum, Tajrish Bazaar, etc. • Afternoon lecture on Islam, Iran, and Modernity Day 10: Tehran - USA • Head to the airport to catch your flight to Istanbul and back home

Program includes: Accommodations Daily breakfast and dinner Private AC bus with transfers English speaking guide for transfers and excursions • All entrance fees for above mentioned visits • • • •


JAMAICA: African Heritage Explore Jamaican culture through interactive site visits, a local service learning project, and outdoor excursions to mountain parks and coffee farms. •Day 1: Montego Bay, Jamaica •Meet with your guide and settle in to your hotel •Welcome dinner at Pier 1 •Day 2: Explore the local culture •Lecture on the history of Rastafarianism •Visit the Rastafarian Indigenous Village; participate in drumming and food tasting •Attend Jamaican theatre or live music evening event Day 3: Learn about Jamaica’s History • •Lecture and discussion about the history of African slavery in the Caribbean •Visit the Hanover Slave Museum and the Rose Hall Great House Day 4: Montego Bay: Accompong Maroon Village • •Visit this historical mountain village, speak with elders and learn about Maroon history •Group dinner at famous jerk restaurant, Scotchies Day 5: Travel Day to Kingston • •Day 6: Kingston Service Work •Volunteer work at the nonprofit Alpha Boys School •Afternoon lecture at the University of the West Indies •Attend evening live music performance, dance or local play •Day 7: Continue Kingston Service Work •Day 8: Kingston: Jamaican Music •Visit the Bob Marley Museum and Tuff Gong Studios •Participate in music workshop organized by the Institute of Jamaica • Day 9: Outdoor Excursions • Travel to the Blue Mountains and visit Holywell National Park • Tour Craighton Estate Coffee Farm • Day 10: Travel Day to Montego Bay • Farewell Dinner

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• Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • Cultural excursions and field trips with local bilingual guides • Entrance fees and reservations as described • Accommodation in 3-star hotels (twin rooms for students, single rooms for faculty) • Welcome and farewell dinners • Daily breakfast • Private coach bus and ferry tickets as noted • On-site coordinator during excursions • Orientation sessions and city maps

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JAPAN | MANGA + GAMES IN JAPANESE CULTURE

This program grants participants insight into the world of Japanese anime not typically accessible to the average visitor. Private tours, museum visits, workshops, and meetings with professionals working in the industry provide a chance to get up close and personal with the art of anime. Traditional ryokan stays, walking tours, and group gatherings for Japanese style meals offer additional opportunities to explore the sites and culture of Tokyo, Kyoto, and the countryside. Day 1: Arrival in Japan • Arrive in Tokyo • Transfer to hotel • Light dinner and orientation Day 2: Tokyo: Anime Fair & Hanami • Tokyo International Anime Fair • Enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in the park • Welcome dinner Day 3: Tokyo: Anime Museums • Meet the curator and try your hand at anime in a drawing workshop

Program includes: • 5 nights at central 3 star hotel • 3 nights at Japanese style ryokan • Breakfast + other meals as noted • Private AC bus with transfers • Shinkansen train tickets • English speaking guide All entrance fees for aboveprocess the anime filmmaking • •View mentioned visits • Free time to explore to exclusive • Entry Day 4: Tokyo: Animeevents Studioasvisits mentioned above

• Special private tour of one a famous anime studio • Q&A with a studio president • Walking tour of Shinjuku • Dinner as a group Day 5: Tokyo: University & Shibuya • Private event at the university, meet representatives of the anime industry (i.e. producers, voice over artists) • Visit toy or game-maker • Walking tour of Shibuya Day 6: Tokyo - Kyoto • Free time to explore • Afternoon shinkansen train to Kyoto • Orientation and walking tour • Group dinner Day 7: Kyoto • Visit Ryoanji and Kinkakuji • Visit manga museum • Participate in anime workshop Day 8: Kyoto • Explore the sites and culture of Kyoto • Transfer to a traditional ryokan • Group dinner at the ryokan • Free time to get to know the hosts

and learn more about the ryokan lifestyle Day 9: Kyoto - Tokyo - Departure • Free time to explore the countryside • Return to Tokyo by shinkansen • Lunch on the train • Transfer to airport for return flight • Dinner at the airport • Late night departure Day 10: Tokyo - USA • Arrival in the US

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DAY 1 Arrive in Tokyo; check-in to hotel DAY 2 AM: Orientation and travel to Akihabara for Anime lifestyle and culture guided walking tour PM: Transfer to Meiji Jingu temple, then explore the area and enjoy a welcome dinner DAY 3 AM: Tour Isetan, Japan’s top department store PM: Visit Japanese toy company TOMY DAY 4 AM: Visit the Ghibli Animation Museum PM: Tour the Pokemon Center with your guide DAY 5 AM: Visit the Suginami Museum with a staff lecture on Anime PM: Afternoon on your own to explore or rest and relax DAY 6 AM: Free morning to enjoy a local onsen (public bath) PM: Visit the Tokyo Toy Museum; attend a baseball game DAY 7 Full day at the Anime Japan Convention with your guide

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DAY 8 Free day; options include visiting Disneyland, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, taking an onsen (public bath), or karaoke DAY 9 Head to Kamakura for the day, visiting the Tsurugaoia Hachimangu Shrine and the Great Buddha DAY 10 AM: Check out of your hotel and head to Tsukiji, the largest fish market in the world PM: Visit the Imperial Palace, then enjoy a tea ceremony; free time in the afternoon, then farewell dinner before your latenight departure flight to return home

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LONDON + PARIS | GLOBAL BUSINESS

Participants gain firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges of working in a European global business market through tailored visits with English and French companies, interactive discussions with executives and embassy officials, and immersion in the urban culture of London and Paris with visits to cultural and historical sites. Day 1: Travel to London • Overnight flight to London Day 2: Arrive in London • AM arrival; check in to hotel; welcome dinner at local restaurant Day 3: London • Full-day tour of London, with visits to Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more Day 4: Oxford • Full-day Oxford City and Windsor Castle tour Day 5: London • AM: Visit a London-based company like Widen + Kennedy • PM: Head to the US Embassy for a visit and discussion

Day 6: London • Business visit at a London-based company like Inspired Assets • Exchange with local university to learn about their business school Day 7: Travel to Paris • Travel via Eurostar train to Paris; arrive and check into hotel Day 8: Paris • AM visit to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) • PM visit to Paris-based company like Luxury Attitude Day 9: Paris • Free morning to explore Paris and enjoy a cafe or walk • Visit the Louis Vuitton Museum • Visit the Banque de France for a presentation and discussion with a head representative

Day 10: Paris • Full-day city tour of Paris, with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant Day 11: Travel back to USA • After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home

Program includes: • 9 nights at 2-3 star hotels • Breakfast + welcome and farewell dinners • Private AC bus transfers • English speaking guide throughout • All business visits + excursions • Eurostar London-Paris

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DAY 1 Arrive in Rabat, transfer and check into your hotel; orientation at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning

DAY 5 Head to Chefchaouen for a guided tour and NGO site visit; afternoon to relax and explore

DAY 2 Guided tour of traditional and contemporary city sites; Moroccan history and politics lecture

DAY 6 Transfer to Ouezzane for a walking tour through the Old City; enjoy a long lunch with locals

DAY 3 Travel to the Old City of Assilah; after a tour, checkin to your hotel and enjoy time to relax and explore

DAY 7 Full-day guided tour of Fez; group discussion with University students about Moroccan culture

DAY 4 Guided tour of Tangiers, including historic and cultural sites; NGO site visit and discussion

DAY 8 Depart for Khenifra, where you’ll stop for lunch; continue to Beni Mellai to check-in to hotel DAY 9 Morning visit to a local NGO; head to Marrakech to check-in and enjoy free time DAY 10 Guided tour of Marrakech with visits to major historical and cultural sites; observation and discussion of the Old and New areas of the city DAY 11 Depart for Rabat for a late lunch; evening performance by a classical Moroccan musician and farewell dinner DAY 12 Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home

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MOROCCO: “bismillah” — food, drink, + cultural ties Program Description This program introduces students to the culinary world of food and drink in Morocco by focusing on the culinary traditions, local herbs, spices and specialties of the Southwest region. Academic readings are included. Homestay and basic language instruction recommended for this program, though not required. Day 1: Agadir • Flight to Agadir • Program Orientation (with basic language instruction) & welcome dinner with host families Day 2: Agadir • Basic language instruction • Seminar on food & drink, culture & rituals • Food discovery at local traditional market • Lunch activity: Tajine Challenge • Visit to communal oven, seminar on traditional bread Day 3-4: Agadir + Amskroud • Visit to local argan oil cooperative • Presentation on argan oil production, traditional vs. modern technology, machines • Visit and discussion at Port • Seminar fishing economies & sustainable development • Before-dinner: harira making Day 5-6: Agadir • Tea-making with community youth center: regional rituals & symbolism • Lunch activity: couscous & hand rolling Day 7: Agadir • Exchange with local university students • Lunch activity: partner (collaborative) cooking with Moroccans and Americans • Closing dinner & reflection

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• 6 nights at a centrally located 3-star hotel or home stay • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner • English-speaking staff members • Bottle of mineral water each day • Private bus for transfers & site visits • Local language instruction • 5 site visits • 5 cooking and tea workshops • 4 cultural seminars on food • 1 private musical performance

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DAY 1 Arrive in San Salvador; transfer to Suchitoto and checkin to hotel; welcome dinner at the Central Park

DAY 8 Continue service project at El Flor school; free time to explore the mangrove forest with locals

DAY 2 Walking tour of Suchitoto; service learning project at a local school; Pupusa-making dinner workshop

DAY 9 Transfer by scenic boat trip to Golfo de Fonseca; free time to relax at Menaguera Island (Nicaragua)

DAY 3 Boat tour and birdwatching on Suchitlan Lake; reforestation service learning project at the lake

DAY 10 Transfer to the city of Leon; explore the town on foot, then visit local university for a recycling service project

DAY 4 Continue reforestation project at Suchitlan Lake, learning about local biodiversity and ecology

DAY 11 Continue recycling service project; afternoon sand boarding adventure at Cerro Negro Volcano

DAY 5 Explore Joya de Ceren Mayan archaeological sites; lunch and Coatepeque boat trip; visit Mayan pyramids

DAY 12 Travel to Masaya and visit the craft market; explore the nearby crater volcano; walking tour of Granada

DAY 6 Visit Puerto Barillas + the Monkey Sanctuary; kayak tour; tour a cocoa plantation; relax by the beach

DAY 13 Morning boat trip and bike ride in the Isletas; visit Casa Tio Antonio and learn about this nonprofit; afternoon to explore the town, then farewell dinner

DAY 7 Visit local school and do service project at El Flor Beach, working with students in Spanish and English

DAY 15 Transfer to the airport for your flight home

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DAY 1 Arrive in Panama City, transfer to your hotel in Antigua and rest and recover from traveling; group welcome dinner DAY 2 AM: Visit the Panama Canal and Miraflores locks PM: Transfer to Santa Fe, Darien and visit a craft market; enjoy a communal dinner with village residents DAY 3 - 6 Assist with a variety of conservation, organic farming and constructionrelated projects in the community; work with an Women Artists’ Crafts Cooperative, in schools and medical clinics, and harvest local products; you will also work with local people to make walking paths, build rain shelters and bridges, and plant trees

DAY 7 AM: Return to Panama City PM: Relax and explore the downtown area; in the evening, enjoy a group farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant DAY 8 After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly home

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DAY 1 Arrive in Panama City, transfer and checkin to your hotel; walking tour and welcome dinner DAY 2 AM: Visit Interoceanic Museum, the Canal at Miraflores Lock, Biodiversity Museum PM: Explore the local Fish Market and Cinta Costera, a waterfront park DAY 3 AM: Transfer to Penonomé; overview of the women’s prison and Group Homes PM: Overview of Conte Lombardo and NutreHogar; visit the downtown market and learn about city services in Penonomé

DAY 7 AM: After breakfast, transfer from Penonomé to El Palmar PM: Lunch at Bay View; transfer from El Palmar to the Plaza Paitilla Inn DAY 8 AM: Morning on your own to rest and relax or explore the area at your leisure PM: Check-out from hotel; farewell dinner and cultural performance DAY 8 After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home

DAY 4 + 5 + 6 AM: After breakfast, transfer to project sites and spend the morning doing service work with the community PM: Lunch at the hotel; more service work in the afternoon; free time in the evening to explore and have dinner on your own

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DAY 1 Arrive in Asunción; check-in to hotel DAYS 2 - 6 AM: Morning Spanish classes PM: Spanish-English exchanges with local university students; visit the Barro and Barbero Museums DAY 7 Transfer by bus to Encarnación; upon arrival, check-in to hotel and enjoy the evening to explore on your own DAY 8 After breakfast, enjoy a free day in Encarnación DAY 9 Tour the Jesuit Ruins of Trinidad and then visit Parque Manantial at Hoenau; after lunch, enjoy horseback riding and a hike in a private nature reserve DAY 10 + 11 AM: Morning Spanish classes PM: Spanish-English exchanges with local students DAY 12 Early morning departure to Ayolas, Missions Department; visit Yacyreta, the second largest hydroelectric dam in Paraguay DAY 13 After breakfast, visit the Santiago Jesuit ruins; enjoy a typical Paraguayan lunch and dinner at the ranch

DAY 15 - 18 AM: Morning Spanish classes PM: Spanish-English exchanges with local university students; visit the Barro and Barbero Museums DAY 19 AM: Depart early by bus to Ciudad del Este PM: Visit ITAIPU and the Zoological Park DAY 20 AM: After breakfast, transfer by minivan and ferryboat to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina PM: While in Argentina, visit Iguassu, one of the largest waterfalls in the world DAY 21 After breakfast, travel by van and bus back to Encarnación; evening to explore on your own DAY 22 - 25 AM: Morning Spanish classes PM: Spanish-English exchanges with local university students; visit the Barro and Barbero Museums DAY 26 After breakfast, transfer to Asunción; check-in to hotel DAY 27 AM: Conference room debriefing of program PM: Student presentations and group farewell dinner DAY 28 Transfer to the airport for your flight home

DAY 14 AM: Free morning to rest and relax PM: Travel back to Encarnación by bus

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DAY 1 Arrive in Lima, transfer to your hotel, rest and recover from traveling DAY 2 AM: Enjoy a walking tour around Lima PM: Explore the Miraflores and San Isidro districts, learning about Peruvian biodiversity DAY 3 AM: Transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco; arrive and check in to your hotel PM: Visit the Korikancha temple, then head to the Cathedral and San Pedro market to learn about Peruvian products and food

DAY 4 AM: Head to the Valley of the Incas to visit Amaru, a native community in the highlands; learn about their daily and traditional life, talk with locals and enjoy lunch here PM: Visit a ceramic workshop where Pablo Seminario will teach about their art DAY 5 Take a train for a full-day excursion to see and learn all about the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, with its terraces, shrines, steps and urban areas — one of the new seven wonders of the world! DAY 6 AM: Enjoy the morning on your own today PM: Visit Machu Picchu and Intipunku (Door of the Sun), the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel and discover the history of this site DAY 7 Transfer back to Lima and the airport to catch your flight home

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