KIVUNIM Americas


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Faith-Based
    • Sub-Categories: Jewish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Call: (267) 217-3207
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    Join KIVUNIM for totally unique summer program for Canadian or American high school students, age 15-18, which will take you on a four week travel adventure with Jewish communities across the Americas! You will gain better understanding and a deeper connection with Jewish communities in Costa Rica and Mexico.

    KIVUNIM Americas will take travelers on a journey for 10 days in Costa Rica and 18 days in Mexico. Both countries feature a diverse itinerary: tours of historical villages and moments to bask on gorgeous beaches, visits to iconic synagogues, lessons about local artisans’ crafts, and real-life encounters in Spanish. For many of these activities, participants will be joined by other youth from Jewish communities, both in Costa Rica and Mexico.

    KIVUNIM Americas features impactful on-the-ground programming and immersive Spanish language opportunities, providing participants with a unique experience to engage with their Latin American counterparts, reexamine their Jewish identities through a global lens, expand their intellectual horizons, and have an unforgettable summer in the process.

    Participant Profile

    ? 15-18 years old (high school student age)

    ? Resident of the United States or Canada

    ? Interested in a better understanding of and a deeper connection with the Jewish community

    ? Excited about an intense, impactful summer of travel

    ? Ready to learn something new outside the comfort of a classroom

    Trip Highlights

    ? The magnificent Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City

    ? The evocative Memory and Tolerance Museum—El Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

    ? The majestic Sierra Norte de Oaxaca, an outdoor adventure in the State of Oaxaca

    ? The famous La Paz waterfall, in a rainforest with jaguars, pumas, and tropical birds

    ? Manuel Antonio National Park, rated among the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world

    Important Notes

    The group will be comprised of between 15-25 participants and 2 full-time staff members, in addition to participants and staff members from our partners abroad. All group meals will be kosher or vegetarian. KIVUNIM Americas, as a pluralistic Jewish organization, observes Shabbat. That means the group will not travel from sunset on Friday night until sunset on Saturday.

    Cost and Session Information

    Session Dates: ?June 25 to ?July 23, 2020 (28 days)

    Cost:? $7,720 (including all flights and other transportation, food, and accommodations)

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