From environmental conservation to multiculturalism, Florida allows us to explore a plurality of themes.
Florida is a ‘uniquely unique’ part of the United States, offering an ideal location to learn about significant cultural and environmental issues that provide insight into larger societal and global trends.
Miami is considered by some as the protypical Latin American city, while others would argue that it is an extension of Cuban roots or an evolution of the Southeast American population. We explore its diverse neighborhoods and share while sharing with locals.
In the Everglades we explore the famed “river of grass” of the US. With more than 750 animal species that co-exist in the park, we travel by air-boat, foot and tram learning about conservation strategies in place to preserve this delicate ecosystem
Potential Program Themes
Students better grasp the shared reponsibility for sustaining the delicate balance of plant and animal life in offshore and wetlands environmental contexts.
Students appreciate the challenges and benefits of life in a multicultural society, and how local communities develop identities that incorporate diversity.
Students work to engage with the blend of cultures that make up Florida, learning how the American story is reflected in this ‘uniquely unique’ state.
“I don’t think it is possible to pull a trip like the Amazon and the many activities that you directed without the sense of purpose you have, without your drive for experiential learning for teenagers. All our experiences with the Envoys team were amazing!”— Angela , Traveling Faculty, RoundSquare Colombia 2015
“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
“The individuals we worked with, without exception, were all professional, courteous, patient, and greatly attentive to detail. As stated above, Envoys is flexible and works hard to make sure that if you have custom aspects to a trip that you want to add, they will work hard to make it happen for you.”— Adam H. , Faculty, Belmont Hill Japan 2016