Middle School Trip
Trip dates: Spring 2016
Trip leaders: Yen-Ling Wang & Larry Hurst
Enrollment: 15 students. Open to 8th grade MS students enrolled in Spanish
Trip Application Procedures & Deadlines
Application and Financial Assistance Forms due Oct 14, 2015
(Application available Oct 2, 2015)
Group selection decisions announced by Oct 24, 2015
Family Financial Commitment Letter completed by Oct 30, 2015
First installment of payment due around Dec 1, 2015.
The 8th grade language immersion trip focuses on service learning at a rural boarding school in the Lunahuaná valley. Catlin Gabel students and local students at CRFA Huayllampi will work together to improve the infrastructure of the school, and learn about each others' languages and cultures. During the trip, our students will reside in the basic dormitories along side our new Peruvian friends.
Upon arriving in Peru, we will meet our Rustic Pathways guide and spend the night in a hotel in the Miraflores neighborhood. In the morning students will have breakfast and we will depart to CRFA Huayllampi in the valley of Lunahuaná. Upon arrival to Huayllampi, we will move into the student dorms and take part in a welcome and introduction ceremony with the local students and teachers. Over the next four days, students will participate in community service projects alongside CRFA students in the morning, and teach English workshops to students in the afternoon. Late afternoons and evenings will be spent playing soccer, journaling, and dialoguing with CRFA students. On Day 7 we will hike to Tupe, a mountain town whose inhabitants still wear their traditional indigenous clothing. At the end of Days 9 & 10, we will head down the valley and travel to Catapalla to raft the Cañete River and hike to nearby Pre-Incan ruins. On Day 11, we will take the coastal route back to Lima and eat fresh seafood at the beach. In the afternoon, we will stop at a handicrafts market before the farewell dinner in Lima.