We explore this urban mountainous metropolis, experiencing the city as locals do.
Through both structured and unstructured experiences, students familiarize themselves with this urban mountainous metropolis, living downtown for the week and experiencing the city as locals do.
We immerse with and assist alongside team members at the GrowHaus, an urban farm and aquaponics garden that serves resource-scarce communities in urban Denver.
We explore how small businesses, restaurants, and nonprofits are bringing people, positive activity, and business back to downtown Denver. There are two sides to every story, and as Denver revitalizes, some are more included in the new opportunities coming to town than others. From direct conversations and immersions with healthcare providers, homelessness advocates, and public policy experts, we explore how a city succeeds–and falls short–of helping those most in need.
Potential Project Themes
“The Envoys Staff were exceptionally committed to us and to the goals of our trip. They were thoughtful, kind, caring, friendly, with great sense of humor, yet serious in their connection to the ethos of professional development that was our trip’s purpose. I was struck over and over again by how they literally RAN to be in the right place to respond to any given situation.”— Constance , Traveling Faculty, Friends Seminary Colombia 2016
“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
“Every single person working for Envoys is excellent and committed to the kids and their experience, not just during the trip, but before and after. We would recommend Envoys to anyone looking for a high quality and enriching summer experience.”— Amy G. , Parent, Envoys Malawi 2014 & 2015