[nabs] Travel Opportunities for Blind/VI Students
NABS Student Advocate Editor
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Thu Sep 30 13:55:17 GMT 2010
It's really funny you should post this, as I got it off of a list
yesterday and was going to do it this afternoon. You beat me to it!
This is a truly fantastic organization. I was a part of two Leading
the Way teams; in 2008, I went to the Peruvian Amazon, and last summer
I was part of a pilot program to explore the Maya Rivera and Mexico.
If anyone is interested in this, I definitely recommend applying. The
people at Global Explorers are fantastic and have a vested interest in
promoting independence and social awareness. If you have any
questions/concerns about it, I'd be happy to help, as well. Just drop
me a line.
Great to see this posted!
On 9/29/10, Anmol Bhatia <anmolpbhatia at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I recieved this from another list and thought it would be of interest to
> Travel Opportunities for Blind/VI Students
> Due November 15
> Explore Your World: Raft the Grand Canyon in Summer 2011!
> Developed in partnership with world-renowned blind adventurer Erik
> Weihenmayer, the Global Explorers Leading the Way program joins blind,
> visually impaired,
> and sighted individuals between the ages of 14 and 21 for the adventure of a
> lifetime. Leading the Way integrates science, service, leadership, and
> in a 3-phase program that includes pre-travel curriculum, a life-changing
> travel experience, and a follow-up service leadership project.
> By focusing on what participants can do, Leading the Way prepares young
> people to act on the passions they discover. Through their unique stories,
> teams spread messages of hope while breaking down barriers between those
> with and without disabilities.
> Our 2011 destination is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World: Grand
> Rim to River Expedition: Grand Canyon, Arizona
> July 6-17, 2011 | Price: ~$2,000 (Exact price TBA) We help you fund raise! |
> Application deadline is Nov. 15
> In partnership with Grand Canyon Youth (www.gcyouth.org), this expedition
> provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to explore the
> of the Grand Canyon. We will spend the first 5 days engaging in service and
> experiencing the vast culture of the area on the South Rim of the Canyon. We
> will spend the next 5 days on the upper half of the world-renowned Colorado
> River, where we will raft exhilarating whitewater, float through calm
> and journey by foot through slot canyons.
> Students can apply online at www.globalexplorers.org (Click "Leading the
> Way") before November 15!
> Or, nominate a student online and we will follow up with him/her.
> To request additional info or material preferences (Braille, LP), please
> contact Danielle Thuringer at danielle at globalexplorers.org or
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