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.
“As a parent I felt the experience was well orchestrated and managed by Envoys. As a participant my daughter loved the whole experience; it is something she will treasure for the rest of her life”— Linda T. , Parent, Hingham Japan 2015
“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
“Many student groups participate in ‘Voluntourism’. This trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions. Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.”— Altana , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016