The future of work?
The global center of technological innovation, the Bay Area is a dynamic, vibrant cultural metropolis juggling rising living costs, climate change, and a population boom. Students joining this program will have the opportunity to experience all the region has to offer by engaging in its explosive ‘innovation community’. Opportunities on this program include Design Thinking Workshops, tours of Stanford and Cal Berkeley, site visits to leading tech companies and emerging start-ups, and numerous cultural attractions and immersions.
Potential Program Themes
“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
“[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 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