Service Scholars Homebuilding Project

Dominican Republic

Service Scholars

Travel the world and do good on a service adventure trip for students in middle and high school. Joining the Service Scholars Program or donating to the Two Roads Project will provide a solid foundation of service and leadership for the future of many people.

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Service Scholars, Costa Rica

Program
Destinations

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1 and 2: Travel Days

  • Fly around the world and arrive in Africa

Day 3 Travel and transfer to Mozaic Trust:

  • Flight from Ethiopia to Maputo, Mozambique, transfer to Mozaic Trust Headquarters for evening meal with the Mozaic Trust Leadership.

Day 4 Orientation to the Community:

  • Spend the day getting to know the community and families you will be working with over the next seven days.
  • Activities could include soccer, meals with the families, visits to the local markets, and other culture exchange activities.

Day 5 – 12 Service Projects:

  • Days include service work alongside local partners (i.e. building playgrounds, infrastructures, assisting in schools), and evenings include meals with the families and other culture exchange activities.

TBD Beach Day:

  • Early departure for one of Mozambique’s beautiful beaches.

Day 13 High Adventure:

  • Morning/Afternoon early departure for Kruger National Park with scenic stops along the way. In the evening check into hotel outside of Kruger National Park and take a guided safari night drive.

Day 14 Safari & Wildlife Drive:

  • Morning/Afternoon all day animal drive and wildlife safari in Kruger National Park! In the evening return to hotel or overnight in Maputo, Mozambique.

​Day 15 and 16 Return Home:

  • Morning/Afternoon transfer to Maputo Airport for your afternoon flight home.

Day 1: Arrival in Costa Rica

  • Morning:  Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Afternoon:  Travel to Costa Rica
  • Evening:  Introduction to your in-country coordinator and brief orientation

Day 2: Orientation & Begin Homebuilding

  • Morning:  Travel to Rio Frio and the homebuilding site
  • Afternoon:  Meet the family and learn about the homebuilding process and site safety
  • Evening:  Evening discussion, debrief, and downtime

Day 3: Homebuilding

  • Morning:  Early departure to the home building site
  • Afternoon:  Continue the homebuilding work
  • Evening:  Evening discussion, debrief, and downtime

Day 4: Homebuilding & Home Dedication

  • Morning:  Early departure to the home building site
  • Afternoon:  Dedicate the home, and then zip-lining through the rainforest canopy
  • Evening:  Evening discussion, debrief, and downtime

Day 5: Cultural Exchange & Sustainable Farm

  • Morning:  Meet the students of the Leaf Cutter Project and learn about the work they are doing to improve their community
  • Afternoon:  Lunch and Tour at Aura’s Farm – one family’s approach to sustainable living
  • Evening:  Evening discussion, debrief, and downtime

Day 6: Depart for the Pacific Side & Beach

  • Morning:  Early departure to the beach
  • Afternoon:  Continue the homebuilding work
  • Evening:  Evening discussion, debrief, and downtime

Day 7: Day at the Beach

  • Morning:  Relax on the beach
  • Afternoon:  Explore the area around Playa Bejuco
  • Evening:  Evening discussion, debrief, and downtime

Day 8: Return to Alajuela & Final Celebration

  • Morning:  Return to Alajuela near San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Afternoon:   Late afternoon arrival into Alajuela
  • Evening:  Final debrief and celebration

Day 9: Departure

  • Morning:  Early departure from San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Afternoon:  Travel home
  • Evening:  Late arrival

Day 1: Arrival/Orientation – Seattle: Water Ecology and Urbanization

  • Morning/Afternoon: Visit Downtown Seattle’s Aquarium and become familiar with the wide variety of sea life that inhabits the Puget Sound. Gain an understanding of water quality and the environmental issues the sound faces.
  • Evening: Transfer to Whidbey Island for dinner, leadership work-shop and a campfire on the beach.

Day 2: Pacific Rim Institute – Whidbey Island: Conservation and Wetland Restoration

  • Morning/Afternoon: Dirty work! Get involved in protecting the prairie ecology of Whidbey Island while working with representatives of the Pacific Rim Institute.
  • Evening: Dinner, work-shops and swimming in the Camp Casey Pool (weather dependent).

Day 3: Whidbey Island: Water Management and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Morning/Afternoon: With gloves and boots on, explore the challenges local farms must navigate in order to maintain balance in their business and community. Participate in a variety of stewardship projects on an organic farm.
  • Evening: Dinner, work-shops and recreation hall activities.

Day 4: Puget Sound Exploration: Marine Life, Water Quality and Nautical Skills

  • Morning/Afternoon: Students work as a team to help raise the sails of the Adventuress. Experience Puget Sound ecology and history aboard a 133 ft. wood-hulled Schooner built in 1913.
  • Evening: Dinner, work-shops and project work. Meet professionals in the field of hydrology, marine biology, engineering and conservation. Work in groups to develop ways you can get involved back home.

Day 5: Seattle: Water Cycle and Water Quality

  • Morning/Afternoon: Puget Sound Clean-up project. Join the ranks of over 10,000 citizen volunteers who’ve collected over 320 tons of marine debris in the past twelve years.
  • Evening: Dinner, reflection and time in Downtown Seattle’s Waterfront. With spectacular views of Elliott Bay, explore one of Seattle’s most unforgettable neighborhoods. Enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood, eclectic souvenir and curio shops, scenic ferry rides and a walk along the piers.

Day 6: Seattle/Departure: Ecological Economics and Urban Development

  • After 6 amazing days head home!

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive in Montana and head to your service campsite.  Then we will do an orientation on the camp, service project, and schedule.  
  • Evening campfire and preparation for an exciting week.

Day 2: Begin Service & Gallatin National Forest

  • Be at central workstation for service assignments.   These include, trail building, general clean up of grounds, cleaning of dorms, painting, building maintenance.
  • In the afternoon,  continue service work until late afternoon, then hike into Gallatin National Forest.  
  • Evening activities will include field games, soccer, volleyball, basketball, with some breakout sessions and group discussions on service.

Day 3: Continue Service & Hyalite Lake Canoeing

  • Continue service work from the day before, and then in the afternoon travel to Hyalite Lake for some adventure and canoeing.  
  • Evening activities will include field games, soccer, volleyball, basketball, with some breakout sessions and group discussions on service.

Day 4: Continue Service & Bozeman Hot Springs

  • Continue service work from the day before, and then in the afternoon travel to Bozeman Hot Springs to enjoy this geological wonder and relax.
  • Evening activities will include field games, soccer, volleyball, basketball, with some breakout sessions and group discussions on service.

Day 5: Continue Service & Camp Activities

  • Continue service work from the day before, and then in the afternoon you will have some fun exploring the campground which includes high ropes, zip-lining, archery and other activities.
  • In the evening we will continue our exploration of service.

Day 6: Head to Yellowstone National Park

  • We will spend the day traveling through Yellowstone seeing some of it’s natural wonders, famous landmarks, and wildlife.  
  • In the evening we will have our closing ceremony and campfire.

Day 7: Wrap up & Head Home

  • Head into Bozeman for some last minute shopping and sightseeing before heading home after 7 incredible days.

Service Scholars is Super Cool

Posted July 16 2015

Do good and be cool. Read about a group of high school students from Montana who built a home for a Costa Rican family in need.

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Resources

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  • Worksite Safety
  • Homebuilding Recipient Information
  • Fundraising Packet
  • Travel Grants and Scholarship Information
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  • Online Enrollment Instructions
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