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.
“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
“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
“It was not only the good times with our friends or the relationships we built but how we were after we came back, returning to this agitated society with a new view of ourselves and not just our impact on the world, but the world’s impact on us.”— Gabriela , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014