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Dartmouth

Sustainable Living
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Course Details

DATES
July 18-July 25, 2023

8DAYS

Arrival City
Providence, Rhode Island
TUITION
$2695*

*SEE DETAILS

AVAILABILITY
Available

Note: Dates and Pricing are tentative and will be confirmed by October 1.

Alongside our partner, Round The Bend Farm, you will learn about sustainable living, social justice, and human impact on the environment

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program will take you to Dartmouth, Massachusetts where you will have the opportunity to support a working farm while exploring the link between ecology and human health.

While in Dartmouth, you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with members of Round the Bend Farm on projects including planting, harvesting, and processing food. In addition, you will help with animal husbandry, farm chores, packing food for distribution, mulching, and trail work. In addition, you will spend a day in a wildlife sanctuary accompanied by a nature hike in order to learn about the local ecosystem.

You will also have the chance to spend a day in New Bedford, working alongside partners of Round the Bend Farm focused on social justice and connecting youth with the outdoors. When you are not working on projects, you will spend time learning how to prepare meals from organic local ingredients and also about the concept of sustainable living which is at the core of Round the Bend Farm’s work.

*Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Support a working farm while planting, cultivating, harvesting, and packing food for distribution. 

Learn about sustainable living as a way to ​​promote ecological and human health.

Gain real-world experience with many aspects of farming and agriculture while learning about human impact on the environment.

Course Elements

1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous

5
LEARNING SERVICE
You will be working on projects including planting, cultivation, animal husbandry, farm chores, packing food for distribution, mulching, trail work, and harvesting in the gardens
5
CURRICULUM
Prior to your travels, you will complete an online curriculum to gain background knowledge for your experience. While traveling, you will learn through engaging articles, cultural experiences, and group reflections.
3
TREKKING
While on the farm you will spend time hiking the extensive trail system that abuts the property on 3 sides which includes a bird sanctuary, native habitat conservation land, forest, open pasture, and wetlands. As well, there will be a visit to a local beach.
4
LIVING CONDITIONS
You will be camping on the grounds of Round the Bend Farm. You will have access to solar hot showers, bathrooms, and large covered areas.
2
ON THE MOVE
Other than a day-long field trip to New Bedford and a visit to a wildlife sanctuary the majority of your time will be spent on the grounds of Round the Bend Farm.
3
REMOTENESS
You will spend your camping on the grounds of Round the Bend Farm with a visit to the town of New Bedford.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival day.

Day 2

Farm tour and orientation, meet the team, sustainability presentation, and film screening.

Day 3

Gardening and farm projects. Kitchen skills and food processing

Day 4

Continued work on gardening and farm projects. Kitchen skills and food processing

Day 5

Work in a wildlife sanctuary followed by a nature hike.

Day 6

Field trip to New Bedford, visit organizations working in social justice and food security.

Day 7

Farm projects. Wrap up and debrief.

Day 8

Departure day.

NOTE

Itineraries are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.

Dartmouth : In Three Phases

1

PRE-COURSE CURRICULUM

Prior to your departure, you will be guided by your course instructors through a series of interactive, online lessons designed to help you engage with other members of your group while gaining important context for your experience.

2

FIELD STUDY

The majority of the days at each site are spent learning from our local partners and serving alongside them shoulder-to-shoulder. You will learn through service and experiences designed to help you understand the local context, culture, and history.

3

LIFELONG NETWORK

Ethical leadership is a lifelong journey. After your experience, you will become a part of the Shoulder-to-Shoulder network. This network of past alumni and partners is designed to inspire and support your journey in ethical leadership.

Travel Journal

During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting and processing your experience. As this is our first year running the program we do not have any travel posts. Please check back soon.

Important Details

TUITION*

Tuition (students from partner schools): $2595
Tuition (students from non-partner schools): $2695

*Students attending a partner school receive a tuition discount. Click HERE to see partner schools. Please note that tuition does not include airfare.

AIRFARE

Students are responsible for booking their own flights to meet the group in Providence. Once enrolled our admissions team will assist you in choosing the correct arrival and departure times.

FINANCIAL AID

SStS is in search of curious, compassionate, globally-minded students from all backgrounds. We will do all that we can financially to support students who require assistance. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please indicate this on the application. Resources are limited and tend to be less than 50% of tuition.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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