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Durham College Digital Storytelling Trip February 2020

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Cost: $1750 includes flight costs and participation fees (cost of travel insurance, vaccinations and personal incidentals are additional)
Departure City: Toronto
Departure Date:
February 17, 2020
Return Date:
February 27, 2020
As part of this Faculty-led Classroom abroad, students from Durham College's School of Media, Art and Design will design and deliver digital storytelling workshops that empower young adolescents in Guatemala to tell stories of their community in their own voices. The stories will focus on showcasing local triumphs and challenges as related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and will ultimately contribute to the production of an Esri Story Maps. During this experience, students will travel to both urban and rural communities within Guatemala and participate in additional cross cultural exchange activities as they investigate issues of responsible cross cultural storytelling, building on curriculum-linked components. Students will be visiting communities in the regions surrounding: Antigua, Las Arrugas, and Aquil Grande The classroom abroad experience is being supervised by faculty member Danielle Harder, with the support of Durham College's International Partnerships Office & the School of Media, Art and Design. Participants will also be responsible for fundraising an additional $250.00 each to assist the local communities with whom we are working. Group fundraising activities will be jointly coordinated amongst all participants

What's Included?

SOS volunteers sleep in available community structures (classrooms, community centers, churches), and live as close to the conditions of the community as possible.

SOS works directly with Flight Centre to process all volunteers' Outreach Trip logistics from your travel insurance to your in country needs like clean drinking water and accommodations!

Three meals a day plus clean drinking water and snacks! Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, and fruit/vegetables. Soups, stews, and pasta dishes are common as well. Most dietary restrictions and allergies can accommodated.

SOS works exclusively with registered non governmental organizations in every community to ensure our volunteers have the best experience possible.

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