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    CIEE High School Summer in Yucat’an, Mexico: Leadership & Service

    CIEE High School Summer in Yucat’an, Mexico: Leadership & Service


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Mexico
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture, Leadership, Youth Outreach, Art History
    • Selective: No
    • Career Clusters: Education and Training, Government and Public Administration, Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Learn the ropes of successful Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operation as you discover how supporting disadvantaged children can lift an entire community. For three weeks, you will brighten the way for some special youngsters as you build valuable social work skills.

    The scenic Yucatán is home to dazzling beaches, awe inspiring Mayan ruins, and the cosmopolitan city of Mérida. It is an incredible place to work with a well-established NGO, dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth.

    Get a firsthand look at the various key staff roles and skill sets required to make an international NGO hum smoothly, as you pitch in with different aspects of day to day operations.

    Support and play with children as they learn critical life skills, from effective communication to self-care to sportsmanship. It all adds up to valuable experience you can transfer to any community or professional role you pursue.

    On a typical day, you will wake up and enjoy breakfast at your homestay, then head to your daily workshop to learn about social policy, fundraising, health initiatives, and more!

    Partake in activities with youngsters your NGO benefits and advance your special project. Each week features special cultural highlightsm you might learn traditional Yucatán dance or explore Mérida’s historical center, so there’s never a dull moment!

    Weekends are for fun and adventure, not hard to find in a nation known for its beaches, history, and tropical forests. Explore awesome architectural achievements left by the ancient Mayans. Swim with a brand new view in a cenote, an underground freshwater lake. Visit a preserve for pink flamingos and a breeding ground for endangered sea turtles. The Yucatán has wonders everywhere.

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