Dates: January 7-19, 2013 and March 9-16, 2013
Cost: $1,700 (January); $1525 (March) (Subject to change)
Cost includes all transportation from Gettysburg campus to and from project sites, accommodations, and project supplies. Airfare costs have been estimated in the total cost. If the actual cost of airfare is less than the estimate, all savings will be passed along to the participants.
Since 1989, the Gettysburg community has committed to being a sister city to León, Nicaragua. Through the siter-city relationship, hundreds of Gettysburg College students have worked alongside the people of León and surrounding communities to learn about third-world realities and participate in community development through PGL-sponsored projects.
Participants live with Spanish-speaking host families in the communities of León and Matagalpa. A command of the language is not necessary, but some knowledge is helpful.
A passport is required and various immunizations are recommended, for which the costs are not included in the fee listed above.
PGL currently works with seven active projects in and around León, mainly within the municipalities of León and Santa Rosa. These projects include: Children's Art School, Teacher Trainings, Sister School Felipe Santana, Community of El Chague, Talolinga Grains Project, Maternal Infant Center, Santa Rosa Health Center.
Matagalpha is a rural community high in the northern mountains. Participants have the opportunity to learn about fair trade vs. free trade in the context of coffee production, distribution, the plight of landless workers, and cooperatives, all while living in very rural conditions.
WINTER BREAK TRIPS
Civil Rights Movement:
Alabama - $1,000
Native American Living:
San Carlos - $1,750
SPRING BREAK TRIPS
Gulf Coast Rebuilding:
New Orleans - $1,100
Leon Nicaragua - $1,525
AIDS in America: NYC - $800
Adams County - $250