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    Global Routes: Adventure, Sustainability, & Social Justice on the Big Island of Hawai’i

    Global Routes: Adventure, Sustainability, & Social Justice on the Big Island of Hawai’i

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Hawaii
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Social Justice, Leadership, Preserving the Environment
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    A nature and adventure-lover's paradise, Hawaii welcomes visitors with incredible vistas, amazing hiking, and the opportunity to dive deep into conservation and permaculture.

    July 1-July 28, 2023

    “Indulge your spirit of adventure on the biggest Hawaiian island. It’s still a vast frontier, full of unexpected wonders. Gaze at vivid emerald cliffs, swaths of black, white and even green-sand beaches, majestic volcanic mountains (possibly snowcapped!), stark lava desert, rolling pastureland and misty valleys, weathered by rain, waves and time. Hawai?i is twice as big as the other Hawaiian Islands combined, and its dramatic terrain is ever fascinating.” -Lonely Planet

    Blending awe-inspiring beauty and transformational learning and service in the areas of permaculture, natural building, and climate justice with a foundation of Hawaiian culture and exploring social justice issues, this program will be an unforgettable, perspective-shattering experience.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Experience the power of nature and creation as you watch lava give birth to new earth as it merges with the ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
    • Immerse yourself into Hawaiian culture: language, food, mythology. Learn about the Hawaiian sovereignty movement and hear ‘story’ from elders in the community.
    • Practice M?lama ‘?ina (to take care of the land) as you dive into the key principles of permaculture, traditional and modern approaches to sustainability, eco-forward practices, and climate justice.
    • Experience 11 of the 13 microclimates, all on one island and get way beyond the traveler’s track.

    We are also excited to announce that all students have the opportunity to earn 3 college credits on all summer programs! Please visit our website for more information. 

    Reviews (4)

    • Amazing experience!
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      Reviewed on 02/09/2022 by mdesh2022

      So this was my second time going on a trip with Global Routes and once again it was THE BEST! I learned a lot about Hawaii, about myself, and I met so many amazing people and made new friends. I had a whole new outlook on life after coming back. I felt more confident, responsible, independent, and ready to go out into the world as an adult. I gained important life skills that will be important for college, adult life, and beyond.
      One thing I particularly love about a Global Routes program is not having your phone for the duration of the trip. I think that really helped me to be more present

    • Global Routes - Hawaii 2022
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      Reviewed on 22/08/2022 by ellagbishop7

      This Global Routes' program was such an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to meet so many people from across the world who shared many common interests. I also had the privilege of being exposed to many sacred spots around the island thanks to the connections our leaders had with the local community. All of the people we met along the way were super welcoming and eager to share their knowledge with us. This time we spent farming and working with the land was always super rewarding beautiful. I'll forever be grateful for this experience and thankful for the people I met as a part of the journey.

    • Go to Hawaii with Global Routes
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      Reviewed on 04/11/2021 by ainslie.leitao

      Global Routes' programs have forever changed my life!!! I would recommend their trips to anyone looking to step outside of their comfort zone and ready to try new things. Global Routes has given me a million more reasons to smile, travel, and build connections with the people around me. I am grateful to the amazing GR team and leaders:)! As I reflect months later, I think about the impact the Hawaii program has left me with. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about the program and how I have truly changed for the better because of it. I'm forever grateful for both opportunities to travel with GR to Costa Rica and Hawaii! If I could give you one piece of advice it would be to pick up your phone and call Adam. I promise you will not regret it!!

    • Hawaii with Global Routes: 11/10!!
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      Reviewed on 03/11/2021 by ainslie.leitao

      Global Routes' programs have forever changed my life!!! I would recommend their trips to anyone looking to step outside of their comfort zone and ready to try new things. Global Routes has given me a million more reasons to smile, travel, and build connections with the people around me. I am grateful to the amazing GR team and leaders:)! As I reflect months later, I think about the impact the Hawaii program has left me with. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think about the program and how I have truly changed for the better because of it. I'm forever grateful for both opportunities to travel with GR to Costa Rica and Hawaii! If I could give you one piece of advice it would be to pick up your phone and call Adam. I promise you will not regret it!!