Backpacking Europe, Chile, Rwanda & Uganda, Israel & Palestine

This route is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in relationships and people above all else!  If you're not interested in hiking into the backcountry, but you'd love to stamp up that passport as much as possible and explore new places, new food, and new people, this is the ideal route for you!

Start:  August 15, 2018

End:  May 14, 2019

Land Cost:  $34,000 (flights not included)

Not included in overall cost:  Domestic travel to and from your home.  Passport application or renewal if not updated.  Recommendations for vaccinations.  Personal budget for own entertainment, snacks, shopping.

Program Descriptions


Israel & palestine:  geo-political tours and                                                             holy land sites

Students walk in the land where Jesus walked, visiting holy sites, and meeting with local people across the region to foster empathy and understanding toward the Israel-Palestine conflict.  This program builds understanding, healing, transformation, and empowerment to individuals and communities, locally and globally.  From a shared guesthouse in Bethlehem, students have a full itinerary each day of visiting sites, local organizations, popular tourist attractions, and cultural exchanges.  


Backpacking europe:  Europe's best destinations from a                                           new perspective

Students adventure across Europe to experience new cultures, languages, methods of transportation and much more.  See sights you have always wanted to see and explore places you never knew existed!  In a scavenger hunt type of set up, you will travel by train and foot across Europe seeing, experiencing, adventuring, and learning.  This program is two weeks of bucket list exploring.  No itinerary is the exact same as students have the opportunity to speak into the preferred locations before setting out on their journey!

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rwanda & uganda:  cultural immersion in east african life

Students observe the progress and challenges of a rapidly developing African nation by participating in local business and education best practices.  They live in home stays with local Rwandan families in the nation’s capital, Kigali. From there, students are equipped with on-going cultural training and assessment as they adjust to Rwandan life.  This experience includes a two-week venture into southern Uganda where students interact with Congolese refugees.


chile:  language, culture, and story in latin america

Students are exposed to the region’s profound history and sociology in the beautiful city of Santiago. Here students embark on a experience that helps them develop a heart for justice as they engage with a breadth of different cultures, internships, and home stays. They are afforded the opportunity to also develop their proficiency in Spanish as a required component of their immersion experience.