Boston & Cambridge, USA
The future of science and medical technologyBoston’s striking skyline glitters with architectural gems, while every corner gives way to a new triumph of music, arts and theater. This invites intimate discussions that introduce a framework for our travels and bring the group together as a traveling team. Intellectual sparks fly as students meet leading scientists, academics, and professionals at Moderna, the Broad Institute, Harvard, and MIT to learn about research into the creation of vaccinations against COVID and other diseases.
Kamikatsu and Kyoto, Japan
DAYS 3-6Adopt, Adapt, Adept.
Throughout history, the Japanese have followed this three-step approach to localizing and improving ideas and artifacts to fit within their cultural milieu. We consider how this process has been applied to the varying approaches to dealing with waste in post- modern Japan, from ‘zero-waste’ recycling to ‘waste-to- energy’ incineration.
Delhi & Agra, India
DAYS 7-IIAn exploration of spirituality
Religious diversity has been a defining characteristic of India for centuries, so we dive into the country’s fascinating range of faiths and their importance in daily life. In two Indian cities, students will be blown away by the cacophony of cultures and religions they encounter as they fall in love with India’s diverse beauty.
Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE
DAYS 12-13The sky’s the limit
An exploration of spirituality Religious diversity has been a defining characteristic of India for centuries, so we dive into the country’s fascinating range of faiths and their importance in daily life. In two Indian cities, students will be blown away by the cacophony of cultures and religions they encounter as they fall in love with India’s diverse beauty.
“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.”
Nairobi & Maasai Mara, Kenya
DAYS 14-17A lesson in conservation
Picture vast savannas stretching out infinitely, peppered with desert date trees and brightly colored acacias. See stunning snow-capped peaks rising up behind desert sands. Witness populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, elephants, and the rare black rhino. In this heart-stirring landscape, we learn about diverse ecosystems and conservation.
Athens & Epidaurus, Greece
DAYS 18-20An ancient land of ingenuity
Often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization, Athens has 2,500 years of vivid history to explore. From the shrine of Asclepius and the towering Acropolis to the modern-day Athens and Epidaurus Festival, offering an array of exciting cultural experiences, we explore the global significance of two extraordinary Greek cities.
Rio de Janeiro & Manaus, Brazil
DAYS 21-26The lungs of the planet
On this crucial step of our journey, we encounter a world of contrasts. In Rio, we soak up Brazilian beachfront culture and explore how soccer is both a passion and a source of economic growth. In Manaus, we come face to face with the toll exacted on the Amazon rainforest by global industry and economic growth.
Back to Boston, USA
DAYS 27-29Graduation and celebration/strong>
We reflect on our journey and what it has meant to us, both individually and as a collective. Looking ahead with ambition and intent, we start the next chapter of our lives with a new understanding of the world, using our learnings to build sustainability-driven organizations and drive initiatives that generate cross- cultural collaboration.