From our home offices in Massachusetts, we explore Boston’s wealth of universities, historical sites, and cultural landmarks.
During this program, students learn about the greater context of events leading to the American War for Independence. We critically examine how the ‘founding myths’ of the United States influence current US society and politics, developing a more nuanced understanding about the role of history in shaping current thinking. All students explore Boston together, including visits to the Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall, the Freedom Trail, as well as private tours of area universities.
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“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
“With its emphasis on empathy and general intelligence in planning, Envoys has quickly emerged as a premier global program provider. They are well worth the attention of any of our schools.”— Paul Miller , Former Director of Global Initiatives, NAIS
“The Envoys staff were very open about sharing their first-hand experiences, which was a game-changer in terms of learning about post-apartheid South Africa. Also, having everything planned to the T made me feel very safe. I knew that I was in good hands.”— Gio H. , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016