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.
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“The Envoys staff were very open about sharing their first-hand experiences, which was a game-changer in terms of learning about post-apartheid South Africa. Also, having everything planned to the T made me feel very safe. I knew that I was in good hands.”— Gio H. , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016