Bridging the Border: PHL to MEX

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

With these funds 15 incredible, exemplary students in Philadelphia will participate in a cultural and Spanish-language immersion trip to the Yucatán Peninsula. 

Many of these students have not had the opportunity to travel outside of the Mid-Atlantic region let alone outside of the country.  This experience will undoubtedly be life-changing for all involved.

The goals of this trip center on bringing the language-learning process alive in a way that broadens student horizons and prepares them to be thoughtful, global-citizens in this increasingly interconnected world.

With this program we hope to give students the opportunity to:

  • Explore international destinations to gain awareness of global perspectives and connections
  • Foster an understanding of and respect for different cultures, language learning, and global citizenship
  • Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world
  • Continue developing the interpersonal, leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving skills necessary to navigate new experiences with confidence and adaptability.
  • Love learning!

Our plan:

  • We will be partnering with EDU Tours, a well-respected organization that specializes in designing and implementing service-learning and language-immersion programs around the world.
  • The trip will take place during the student´s Spring Break, March 25th – 30th, 2018
  • The program will cost approximately $2,200 per student.  This includes airfare, lodging in Mexico, transportation, local guides, breakfast and dinner, and excursions, such as trips to the historic sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza.
  • Students are responsible for contributing $600 each.  The rest of the money will be covered by generous donors, grants, and various fundraisers.

 

Back Up Plan

If we do not meet our goal 100% of the funds donated will still be used to offset the cost of this valuable program.  

My students and I are committed to making this trip a reality, and we will work tirelessly with community partners to raise the additional funds needed.

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About the Creator

I am a high-school Spanish teacher in Philadelphia who passionately believes that every student in this country has the right to a high-quality education.

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