Deepen your knowledge of contemporary Islam in this melting pot of histories, religions, and cultures.
This program has been designed to ensure that participating students:
- Deepen their knowledge and understanding of Islam, as well as Islam’s relationship to other world religions and the West, while fostering empathy, collaborative opportunities, and lasting friendships between students and citizens of the host country.
- Possess key contexts and knowledge needed to be able to act as global citizens on issues relevant to them in order to be of service to their fellow human beings at the international level.
- Gain a greater sense of personal strengths and areas of improvement in the areas of empathy, cultural competency, and leadership.
Potential program themes
“[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
“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