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Puerto Rico

Comp Sci High
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Course Details

DATES
February 11-17,2024

7DAYS

Departure City
New York, New York
TUITION
$2999*

*SEE DETAILS

 

AVAILABILITY
Available

Alongside our partner, Carite 3.0, you will learn about environmental leadership, food sovereignty, conservation, and regenerative farming practices while living and working on an educational farm.

Program Overview

Alongside our partner, Carite 3.0, you will learn about environmental leadership, food sovereignty, conservation, and regenerative farming practices while living and working on an educational farm. This program will take you to the rural town of Carite, set deep in the mountains of Guayama, in front of Lake Carite in the southeast of Puerto Rico.

While in Carite, you will learn about how sustainable farming techniques are being used to promote food security and resistance to catastrophic events while at the same time conserving the local environment and mitigating climate change. You will be inspired by the work of Fernando and his wife, Arielle, who are leaders in the food sovereignty movement in Puerto Rico. During your time, you will support the work of the organic farm through various projects, including seed germination, composting, and tree planting. You will also participate in daily life on the farm, from preparing meals to participating in group reflections and helping with farm chores.

When not engaged in project work, you will have the chance to participate in various workshops, such as processing cacao and using medicinal plants for healing. Finally, you will have the opportunity to explore Puerto Rico on various excursions, including a visit to El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service, and a visit to Old San Juan to learn about the rich history of Puerto Rico.

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

Program Highlights

Support a working organic farm through projects like seed germination, composting, and tree planting

Learn about sustainability, food sovereignty, and conservation

Live in tents and participate in the daily life of an educational farm

Course Elements

1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous

5
LEARNING SERVICE
You will support various farm projects, help in organic food production, and participate in the daily life of an educational farm.
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.
2
TREKKING
You will be based in Carite and have the opportunity to explore various sites (Old San Juan, El Yunque) at the beginning and end of the program.
4
LIVING CONDITIONS
While at the project site, you will live in tents under roofed pavilions. The camping area has bathrooms with running water and hot water showers.
2
ON THE MOVE
After arriving in San Juan, you will take a 1-hour van ride to Carite where you will be based for the duration of the program. The program will close with a trip to El Yunque National Park.
3
REMOTENESS
You will spend the majority of your time in Carite, a small rural town located within the beautiful mountains of Guayama, 1 hour from San Juan.

Itinerary

1

Arrive to San Juan Puerto Rico. Evening in San Juan.

2

Drive to Carite 3.0 farm in Guayama from San Juan. Welcome orientation. Farm tour.

3

Community chores. Art workshop with renowned Puerto Rican artist. Farm work (composting).

4

Community chores. Cacao workshop (From tree to chocolate). Farm work (tree planting).

5

Community chores. Medicinal plant workshop. Farm work (germinating seeds).

6

Departure for San Juan. Tour of Old San Juan. Evening in San Juan.

7

Depart for home.

NOTE

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

Puerto Rico : 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: $2999

*Please note that tuition does not include airfare.

Estimated AIRFARE*

$700

*The final cost of airfare will be determined when the group ticket is secured. All participants must fly on the group flight.

REGISTRATION

To register your interest for this program please the link below.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

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