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    Where There Be Dragons: Rio Grande Semester

    Where There Be Dragons: Rio Grande Semester


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: United States
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: March, September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Trek to the headwaters of the Rio Grande, float sections of the river in New Mexico and Texas, and explore the living intersections of culture, identity, and justice along the southern border. Suggested for ages 17-22, with college credit available.

    Program Highlights:

    • Hear stories from communities, cultures, and the land, from pre-Hispanic to early Mexico to present day
    • Explore our own relationship to land and water as we float sections of the Rio Grande around Taos, NM and Big Bend, TX and learn how natural forces have shaped the landscape.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of sustainability and food sovereignty from cutting edge regenerative agriculture projects in Taos, NM and the San Luis Valley, CO
    • Look critically at US immigration policy, nationalism, and social justice, meeting with organizations at the front-line of immigrant-advocacy work
    • Trek to the headwaters of the Rio Grande on a multi-day backpacking expedition in the Southern Rockies