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
“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
“[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
“I was incredibly impressed by the care taken by Envoys. Before we even hit the ground, there was an emphasis on comprehending impact on our destination’s environment that I appreciated..Throughout the trip, our Envoys leaders made sure that we continued to be conscious of impact. That awareness of cause and effect is something that often gets lost when traveling, and Envoys did not allow it to. During this trip, there was never a moment I did not feel safe and cared for nor a moment where I did not feel I was learning something!”— Keylee S. , Student, Dalton South Africa 2014