In this Flagstaff-based program, students get to build friendships while exploring the extraordinary landscapes of the American West. After a visit to a local geologist’s lab, students explore Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, the Lava Tubes, and many other locations to add experiential understanding to each site. We use Flagstaff and Sedona as case studies for looking at (un)sustainable tourism and its effect on local communities. Finally, throughout each part of the program, including our hike to the top of Mt. Humphreys at 12,635 ft. of elevation, we explore the complexities of Indigenous land rights that apply to every state in our nation. We ask the tough questions about heritage, culture, and water rights through interviews with local experts and families.
Program Dates: August 2nd – August 9th, 2021
Early Bird Pricing: $4,475
Regular Pricing: $4,750
Discounts are available for groups of 3+. A deposit of $500 is due upon registration, with the balance due June 3rd.
Prices do not include flights. Cancellations made before June 3rd will be refunded 100%. Cancellations made between June 3rd and July 3rd will be refunded 50%. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made after July 3rd.
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“I could not have been more satisfied with the performance of Envoys throughout the entire process of planning and executing this trip. All Envoys staff demonstrated the utmost professionalism and dedication, as well as knowledge and competence. I am so glad that [we] chose to partner with Envoys!”— Rick S. , Traveling Faculty, Hingham Japan 2015
“Many student groups participate in ‘Voluntourism’. This trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions. Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.”— Altana , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016
“The Envoys staff has been amazing. I have bonded with each of them in different ways and they made the trip to Colombia nicer that I expected. Envoys helped me open myself up to interacting with the locals wherever we traveled!”— Illeana G. , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014