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
“We had an amazing program. It was a biology teacher’s dream and Felipe and his crew couldn’t have been more thorough and professional to work with. Thanks for all of your efforts to organize an unforgettable experience for us all.”— Gerry , Traveling Faculty, LCC Colombia 2016
“[Envoys] knows kids extremely well…they know how to be cool with them while still commanding authority and establishing ground rules…I was incredibly impressed with the protocols established and put in place by Envoys.”— Micah M. , Traveling Faculty, Friends Seminary Peru 2015
“My goals were to learn about post-conflict Colombia and step out of my comfort zone. These were fulfilled each and every day through activities, reflections, and first-hand experience.”— Julia D. , Student, GEBG Colombia 2016