LearnServe Paraguay

A landlocked country of six million people, Paraguay is the size of California yet one of the poorest countries in South America.  Paraguay boasts two national languages – Spanish and Guarani – and one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams, on the eastern border with Brazil.

LearnServe Paraguay participants join young leaders in the capital city, Asunción, and in the small rural town of San Jose de los Arroyos to learn first-hand what life, and social change are like in Paraguay.  In 2015, LearnServe Paraguay participants will:

    • Meet a group of inspiring youth leaders in the barrio of Santa Ana in Asuncion
    • Work on projects in Santa Ana related to health, job skills training, environmental education, and art – all led by youth from the Centro Cultural Comunitario
    • Meet and live with students and families from the Colegio San Alfonso in Carapegua, a small town two hours from Asuncion, an opportunity to learn about rural Paraguayan culture
    • Spend an afternoon with the famous Landfill Orchestra in Asuncion

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LearnServe Paraguay will give you an understanding of how lasting change comes to the neediest communities in Paraguay — through projects developed by those communities themselves.

Note: Spanish (at least one year) is required of all LearnServe Paraguay participants.

 

Key Dates

Pre-travel Training Dates

Meetings take place from 2:30-5:30pm on a Saturday or Sunday as noted below.  All pre-travel meetings will be held at the Washington International School near Cleveland Park Metro station.

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March 15 (Sun) – Kick-off, families welcome!
April 25 (Sat) – Ropes Course
May 16 (Sat)– Pre-travel meeting for travelers
June 13-14 (Sat-Sun) – Pre-travel Seminar, travelers only

Tentative travel dates

June 23, 2015 – July 8, 2015

Post-Travel Follow-up Meetings

Saturday, August 29
Saturday, September 19
Saturday, October 17 – Graduation!

 

Cost

Cost of Trip: $3,900 (does not include passport, visa fees, or vaccinations)

Financial Aid is available.  Any participant or school unable to cover the full cost of the program should contact Sabine Keinath by email at trips@learn-serve.org.

Resources

For more information, contact trips@learn-serve.org.

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