During this March break trip, students will build a robust understanding of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in Puerto Rico. Students will have the opportunity to see how the SDG’s are realized in action through meeting with various stakeholders such as non-profits, governmental organizations, and engaging with community activists and leaders. They will come to understand a variety of conflicting perspectives on the topic of sustainable development and the future of Puerto Rico, while also exploring and immersing themselves in the beauty and biodiversity of this island. While not a pre-requisite of the trip, Spanish language learners will have the opportunity to practice their language skills throughout the program. Students will leave the trip with a deeper understanding of the complexities and tensions of sustainability and development, while considering the roles of tourism, government, civic engagement and culture.
March 5-13, 2022
This program is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interest in sustainable development and/or those interested in Spanish language and culture. All interested students are encouraged to apply by December 6. Financial Aid is available to all qualifying students.
Deerfield Academy’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship is committed to running all of our travel programs at cost with overhead expenses subsidized by the Academy.
Estimated trip cost: $3,600 (final costs will be dependent on trip enrollment)