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Summer 2017 Program – Peace Education and the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America
June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
Please see our Program Page for more information!
This program is geared toward university students, and welcomes advanced high school students, graduate students, and life-long learners, participating individually or in groups.
Traveling to Panama, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, participants will learn about meaningful development experiences and peacebuilding in the Latin America region. Beginning in Panama, participants will visit the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) office, exchange with with indigenous communities, and learn from youth working for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Embarking onboard the Peace Boat in the port city of Cristobal, participants will pass through the Panama Canal and participate in lectures, cultural exchanges, and presentations on peace and sustainability issues while at sea. Arriving in Nicaragua, participants will learn about climate action and visit mangrove forests along the coast. After sailing to El Salvador, participants will disembark and join various educational activities including an exchange program at the University of Don Bosco in San Salvador.