Community Immersion

Curricular Global Learning

Put non sibi values into action in communities beyond Exeter.

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This program focuses on central themes of immigration and environmental sustainability while providing students with a hands-on service project in the southwest United States. Participants attend seminars about current immigration history as well as sustainability, where they will learn real solutions to environmental, social, and economic challenges. They will spend time volunteering at local refugee shelters and working on community gardening projects. Other activities will include birding at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area and a day hike to learn about the geography of Arizona and the native flora and fauna.

 Thanksgiving break.

New Orleans
Smiling student working in a garden

The purpose of this trip is to provide a hands-on service project in the US while learning about New Orleans’ culture and the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina on its infrastructure.  PEA has partnered with Network Volunteers to coordinate all logistics of this volunteer opportunity for our students.  This program is focused on helping to rebuild a community in New Orleans, including repairing homes, planting gardens, restoring community parks, and contributing to other neighborhood revitalization projects. Students will also meet homeowners and community members who were negatively impacted by the hurricane.