Galápagos for Adults
Jan
17
to Jan 27

Galápagos for Adults

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Fit to Be Adventurous Galápagos 2019

The Gogi-Nahual sisterhood is based on the common goal of seeing the world, its wonders, cultures, and realities through the lens of empowerment, education, and environmental awareness. The Galápagos Islands are a unique and marvelous place. You will be surrounded with beautiful landscapes, intense red orange sunsets, and inspiring wildlife.

The Archipelago is formed by 13 big islands, six medium size, and many smaller islands or rocks poking out of the water. Its formation is entirely volcanic due to the action of an active ¨hot spot¨ located under the eastern most islands.

Galápagos is still in formation; new eruptions happen frequently showing us how life started on earth and evolution in action!

The Galápagos are entirely oceanic; they were never in contact with mainland so all its wildlife arrived by their own means to the islands. All these species had to pass through an interesting process of adaptation to this new environment, some of them change along the way to become different of their ancestor and the Galapagos final arrangement of plants and animals is very special and unique.

Marine iguanas, flight-less cormorants and the famous Darwin finches are a few examples of the special and rare species endemic to the Galápagos. Not to mention the underwater world full of colorful fishes, marine turtles, sharks and the odd Galápagos penguin swimming fast like a torpedo!! The Galápagos wildlife encounters and sights are special, just like its marvelous volcanic setting in these remote pacific Islands. Lots to learn and experience and lots to be conscious about. As all islands ecosystems, Galápagos is very fragile so travelling the islands entails a strong sensitivity and environmental responsibility to undertake.

This is far from a traditional tourism trip. We want to create a hands-on learning experience. Through our interaction with Galápagos locals, working on an established farm from one of the pioneering families we will learn about the human history of the Islands. Through beautiful sightseeing, special places and the good company of a naturalist guide and Nahual´s Galápagos specialist, we´ll understand the intrinsic and fragile life balance of the Enchanted Galápagos and the many initiatives and programs in place to maintain this delicate ecosystem.

Come join us for this week full of mindful work and exploring. On our visit to three of the inhabited islands, we will snorkel with playful sea lions, grazing sea turtles, majestic rays, and an abundance of tropical fish. We'll hike up an active volcano on Isabela Island to one of the biggest calderas in the world and visit incredible lava tunnels formations.

While in the Galápagos, we will support the local economy and interact with the people of each island by immersing ourselves in the culture of the Galápagueños.   

DATE: JANUARY 17-27, 2019

What’s included:

  • All accommodations in Ecuador. We will be staying on Palugo Farm, and at three- and four-star hostels. Each traveler will share a room and bathroom.

  • Three meals each day, including traditional teas, juices, and water. (You will need to provide a meal for yourself on one day.)

  • Ground transportation in Ecuador, either by van or taxi. You will be picked up at the airport in Quito and taken to Palugo Farm.

  • Guided tours of the Galápagos

  • Gogi Abroad trip leader and Galápagos naturalist

What’s not included:

  • Airfare to/from Quito (usually around $800-$1200 round trip)

  • Airfare to/from Baltra (usually around $400- $450round trip)

  • Excess baggage charges

  • Airport taxes

  • Meals and drinks at the airport

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

  • Travel Insurance of any kind. Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip and can be purchased for $75-$150 through Travel Guard or World Nomads. (Details will be provided with confirmation of deposit.)

  • Park entrance fee ($100)

  • Isabela Municipality tax ($15)

  • Optional activities, such as paddle boarding (around $40-$50)

  • One additional meal ($15-30)

  • Tips for trip leaders, naturalist guides, and other staff

PRICE: $4,400 Sign up before May 15th

$4,550 after May 15th

SAVE $150


Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Quito, Ecuador

Arrive in Quito Airport (UIO) anytime during the day, and a Gogi trip host will greet you and assist you with your luggage and transportation to the Palugo Farm. Most flights arrive late in the day, so in evening you can get settled and have time to rest after your long journey. Tomorrow is orientation and our travel day to the Galápagos!

Day 2 – Explore Palugo Farm and Quito

Day 3- Arrive on Baltra, transfer to Santa Cruz

In the morning, we will enjoy a welcome breakfast and have an orientation to go over our adventure ahead! We’ll then transfer to the airport for a two-hour flight to Baltra Island, where we will be greeted by a Galápagos National Park naturalist guide. From Baltra, we will take a ferry and cross the Itabaca channel and take a bus to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. After we arrive and get settled at our hotel, we’ll have a delicious lunch and walk to Tortuga Bay, a beautiful white sand beach. There we can observe and learn about marine iguanas, the only seagoing lizard in the world.

 Day 4 – Floreana Island

Today we will travel to Floreana Island by speedboat (public transportation). Floreana is the least populated island of the Galápagos, even though it was the first to be colonized. The town of Puerto Velasco Ibarra has only about 200 habitants. Floreana is full of amazing legends and history, and the town is very peaceful. Once we arrive, we will settle into our hotel and have some time to rest before meeting our hosts, the Cruz family. Visiting their farm, located in the highlands of Floreana, is an unique experience for Gogi travelers!

Day 5 – Floreana Island

After an early morning yoga session, we will have a delicious breakfast then work on the farm harvesting fruit, tending the crops, and learning about agriculture and sustenance in Galápagos. In the afternoon, we will come back to town and have some time to explore before having dinner at the hotel.

 Day 6 – Floreana Island

After taking an early walk on the beach and having breakfast, we will go to the highlands and visit Asilo de la Paz, a magical place full of history. Here we will see the only freshwater spring on the island. After our visit, we will arrive at the farm to work for the rest of the morning and have a farewell lunch. In the afternoon, we will go back to town and visit La Loberia or go kayaking in Punta Prieta Bay.

Day 7– Isabela Island

After breakfast, we will say goodbye to Floreana and travel to Isabela by speedboat. Isabela, the biggest island in the archipelago, is one of the most beautiful. From giant tortoises roaming slowly, to active volcanos, the attractions and wildlife are magnificent. After our adventures, we arrive in Puerto Villamil to rest in our hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will meet our naturalist guide and visit Las Tintoreras Islet for some incredible snorkeling.

 Day 8 – Isabela Island  - Hiking

 Today we will spend a full day hiking, exploring, and learning about the geology of Galápagos and the start of life on earth. We will drive for 45 minutes from the coastal area, passing the highland zone toward El Cura, the start of our 8-mile hike. We will enjoy breathtaking views of the second biggest caldera in the world and walk through rugged lava flows of different ages until we reach Volcán Chico, an amazing volcanic formation where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the north of the Island. On our way down in the afternoon, we will stop to visit a local farm where the giant tortoises roam freely in their wild habitat.

 Day 9– Isabela Island  

 After breakfast and an early yoga session by the beach, we will go to the pier and travel by speedboat for an hour until we get to Los Tuneles, an incredible volcanic formation of lava tube collapsing into the water. Once going around and finding our way in this labyrinth we will disembark for a short visit of land to learn about this amazing formations. After we will go to El Finado, a snorkeling area close by where we could see an amazing variety of tropical fishes, rays, sharks, and marine turtles. In the afternoon, we will visit to the tortoise breeding center and Humedales.

Day 10 – Isabela Island  

After breakfast, we will rent bikes and ride to El Muro de Las Lagrimas, stopping to visit different attractions along the way. In the afternoon, we’ll  go kayaking in the bay to snorkel and search for penguins before a farewell dinner.

Day 11 – Return to Quito, and fly home

Activities in Isabela may change days depending on the tides and climate.

---Early scenic flight from Isabela to Baltra airport. Arrive to Quito and fly home in the evening.

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A Spiritual & Cultural Journey to Bolivia & Peru for Adults
Apr
30
to May 11

A Spiritual & Cultural Journey to Bolivia & Peru for Adults

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This pilgrimage to the ancient world of Bolivia and the Sacred Valley of Peru is different from all the other trips we do. The company’s name--Go Outward, Grow Inward (GOGI)--is the engine driving the trip’s design, which is for those seeking a spiritual exploration and transformation that would be impossible to experience at home. This is no standard tour; it’s a hero’s journey. In just 12 days, you’ll take a life-changing expedition into the heart of the Andes with the company’s founder, a spiritual guide and a trance medium on an itinerary choreographed to support you in letting go of what no longer serves you with radical trust in the oneness of all things and embracing new wisdom and a new way of being. Not only will you explore the culture and spirituality of the sacred Apus/Andes mountains, but you’ll reclaim parts of yourself on the path to becoming more whole as you travel physically from untracked Bolivia to the most profound region of Peru. There is only one Sacred Valley; in this profound place, you’ll work with local shamans to release extraneous energies from your body and spirit, returning with a new relationship to yourself, your life and the world around you.


This trip will allow you to:

  • Feel more whole than you have in a long time

  • Call back to yourself what has been lost by allowing external, culturally defined power structures to limit you and your life

  • Discover yourself anew

  • Humble yourself to the divine

  • Work closely with a shaman to create powerful transformations within yourself

  • Walk in the Andes and learn about healing herbs and the Sacred Mountains of Los Apus and discover Lake Titicaca.

  • Get new insight into Spanish language and South American cultures

    This trip is designed for those to wish to serve their local communities and the global community within a paradigm of love, integrity and balance and who crave transformation of body, mind, spirit, heart and soul.

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Only TWELVE spots are available for this odyssey, so we expect it to sell out quickly.

When: April 30th- May 11th 2019

Duration: 12 days

Price: $3,000 per person

Does not include airfare or international travel insurance ($100).


What’s Included:

  • All accommodations in Bolivia and Peru. We will be staying at three four-star hostels. Each participant will share a lovely room and a bathroom.

  • We provide one meal each day, including traditional teas, juices and water.

  • You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. All ground transportation in Bolivia and Peru will be via van or taxi.

  • Craft lessons when we stay with indigenous communities

  • Guided tours of La Paz, Cusco, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

  • All ceremonies and guided yoga and meditation

  • Entry to several archaeological sites

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • A train ride to Machu Picchu

  • The flight to Puno and boat rides around Lake Titicaca

  • Gogi guides to help translate and support you throughout the trip

  • A shamanic ceremony in which you’ll absorb the teachings of the Sacred Valley (optional)

Example Itinerary:

Day 1: April 30th DEPART USA (USA - La Paz, Bolivia )

Day 2: May 1st ARRIVE IN LA PAZ

La Paz is in a valley with towering Andean peaks and the views of the city will take your breath away. We will pick you up at the airport and bring you to our hotel. We will explore La Paz, and be introduced to the enriching rituals by local shamans. In the afternoon we'll explore the city and go by cable car lines to see  the witches market. Here we will buy our supplies for all the ceremonies that we are going to perform the following days. We will also introduce you to a of the coca museum in which we are going to be told about the coca leaves and its amazing healing, energizing and spiritual properties. Lodging: TBD

Day 3: May 2nd - LA PAZ ~ A MEETING WITH THE ELDERS & SPIRITS

Travel outside of the city for the day and visit a shaman and make a ceremony to the Andes mountains (Royal Andes range) known as the Achachilas or elder spirits. You will see the famous alpacas, towering hills, colored lagoons  and an interesting landscape as we on our coca leaf tea and coca candy or leafs to help with the high altitude.

We finish at mid afternoon, in time to see a beautiful sunset in the city of La Paz. Lodging: TBD

Day 4: May 3rd - DISCOVER LAKE TITICACA

We will make our way to Sun Island. Travel 4 hours driving from la paz to Copacabana. We will visit Copacabana for 45 minutes and then take a boat ride to Sun Island. We will arrive at Huacani a small harbour, near the shore lays a restaurant, in which we are going to have a “apthapi” the comunitary food. These meals are traditional and has different products of the region. After this we continue the ascension to the ecolodge. Explore Sun Island and meet with a traditional Shaman. You will stay at an ecological hotel "La Estancia." It is built on the mythical island of the sun of Bolivia on Lake Titicaca. Lodging: https://www.ecolodge-laketiticaca.com/

Day 5: May 4th - SUN ISLAND Explore Sun Island and meet with a traditional Shaman. Early In the morning we are going to have a salutation to our might Tata Inti “mighty sun god” then we will visit the moon island to make our final ceremony at the lake titicaca closing the circle with the four parts of the andean cosmovision and continue the trip to Peru.  Lodging: https://www.ecolodge-laketiticaca.com/

Day 6: May 5th SACRED VALLEY  - Make our way to Puno and fly to Cusco. We will take you to the Sacred Valley. You will find it perfect timing when we arrive to Willka T'ika. It is an exquisite eco-friendly sanctuary for rejuvenation, relaxation and for cultivating optimal well-being

Lodging: https://www.willkatika.com


Day 7: May 6th PACHAMAMA CEREMONY - Make connections with the Pachamama/Mother Earth and the Q’ero Tribe. In the morning: Visit Moray, an ancient Inca site with circular terraces that used to create exceptional conditions or microclimates that fostered the domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of a wide array of wild vegetable species that were modified or adapted for human consumption. https://www.willkatika.com/

Day 8: May 7th: CEREMONY  We have a choice of a few different ceremonies. We will also learn about medicinal herbs and enjoy walks in the area. At the highest altitudes in the Peruvian Andes live the Q’ero. You will learn about the Q’ero tribe, and participate in a ceremony. All ceremonies are optional. https://www.willkatika.com/


Day 9: May 8th AGUAS CALIENTES Make our way to the town before visiting MACHU PICCHU - We will travel by train to the village of Aguas Calientes and after some rest we will explore, shop and if go to the hot springs before traveling up to Machu Picchu. Lodging:  


Day 10: May 9th MACHU PICCHU Early in the morning 4am we will wake up and begin our journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu. We enter Machu Picchu at sunrise and experience this awe-inspiring ancient city. We will visit the famed city of Machu Picchu, named by Mallku as the Crystal City, the Rainbow City, the City of the Condor and the Hummingbird, the City of Peace, and the City of Light. In the afternoon we will take the train back to CUSCO –  Enjoy the streets and food in Cusco for the evening. Sleep in Cusco. Lodging: https://www.balconcusco.com/


Day 11: May 10th CUSCO DAY & DEPARTURE TO USA

Day 12: May 11th ARRIVE TO USA

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Surf and Sustainability in Spain for Teens
Jun
23
to Jul 7

Surf and Sustainability in Spain for Teens

Open to students age 13-16. this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture and language in Cádiz, the oldest city in Europe. We will begin our trip with a homestay before we travel to the typical villages of Andalucia. There we will be living and working within an interesting network of permaculture projects, doing a range of activities.

On the farm, we will help design and plant a bee-friendly garden and get our creative juices going as we paint and do other artistic activities. The farm is based in a rural area where traditional knowledge and farming practices are still used.

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Cádiz is an open port city with a thriving Spanish culture. Flamenco began in Cádiz, and the city also has many of the cleanest beaches in Spain. Its small size is perfect for students in this age group! It truly is a hidden jewel.

You will experience the vibrant culture that Cádiz is known for as we visit the many beautiful beaches and historical sites of the city and region. Each day will be filled with fun activities for teens, such as sea kayaking, flamenco dancing lessons, music classes, and tons of time exploring the cobblestone streets and white sand beaches.

Improve your Spanish skills through conversations with locals, your host family, and new friends. There are only a few American students here but many students from Europe. At K2 Internacional School, you will not be just another student. Small class sizes (around 10 students) mean you will receive personal attention from friendly teachers who lead interesting, interactive classes. You will have three hours of classroom Spanish as well as opportunities to practice your new skills in real-life situations.

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Includes: All accommodations in Spain are included and each student will live with a welcoming host family. Two students will share a room and a bathroom. After eight days in Cadiz, we will be staying in a small village and work with Beetime in Santa Luica. Students are provided with three traditional and delicious meals each day; all transportation within Spain; craft activities; guided tours of Roman ruins on the beaches; and an archaeological site in Cadiz; one week of Spanish classes at K2 Internacional School, three days of surfing lessons in El Palmar, and a Gogi leader to guide, support, educate and help translate throughout the trip.

Does not include: Airfare to/from Spain ($800-$1,000); mandatory international travel insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance can be purchased for  $75 – $150 through Travel Guard or Nomad Travel. Details will be provided with confirmation of deposit).

Learn Spanish at K2 Internacional School: In the mornings from 9:00-1:00 during the week students will improve their language proficiency as they settle in with their host family and open up more and more in class. By living in Cadiz students have the opportunity to improve language skills, meet new friends, and learn about this historic European city in an engaging and meaningful way.

Surfing en El Palmar:  Students will travel down the coast after their cultural week in Cadiz to the unspoiled countryside. There are sand dunes, pine groves and crystal clear waters. This is the ideal place for surfing and taking part in a service learning project. Students will stay in in a small village near the beach and learn how to work together cooking, living and being in a Spanish community. There are endless beaches of fine white sand and in the afternoons it is common to see a local riding on his Andalusian horse on the beach.

Sustainability & Service Learning in Santa Lucia :  Students will have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as they take part in a service learning project with BeeTime. The BeeTime Project developed in an effort to engage in a social-ecological problem-solving approach to the current adversities facing the honeybee. Working with local people, it cultivates a community of natural beekeepers who see their hives as an integral part of their permaculture projects or smallholding gardens, and with artists to raise awareness to the fascinating stories hidden within the hive.

Flamenco, music and dance:  Students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning from flamenco to satirical “chirigota” tunes and drumming. Andalucía has always been a very musical land! This is a place of music and dancing! We will watch the amazing guitar strings being played with the snapping of fingers and clicking castanets!  Experience the stamping of feet and the crowd yelling “ole, ole”, all of which mold together to create this wonderful culture we know as flamenco.

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Beach excursions: Cadiz is full of sandy beaches and beautiful spots not to be missed. Students will spend many afternoons exploring the city beaches as well as a day at Bolonia. We will visit the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia. The beaches of Andalucia are filled with brilliant mixes of local color. Students and families will have an evening together on the beach that was featured in the James Bond movie Die Another Day, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry.

Spanish food and a cooking class:  Spaniards love to cook and they love their food! The food of Spain is packed with flavor and character. Students will learn about the local dishes, from tasty tapas to superb seafood and traditional roasts. Students will have the opportunity to purchase ingredients (in Spanish) at the local market and as a group learn how to cook a large paella for our fiesta!

Living with a host family: This is the best way to really understand more about the culture and learn Spanish! By being immersed in the culture each student will gain a new perspective of themselves and the world with empathy and compassion. Gogi Abroad and K2 have been working with these host families for over 10 years and the host families welcome everyone with open arms!

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Tanzania for High Schoolers
Jul
21
to Aug 5

Tanzania for High Schoolers

  • Longido, Tanzania Tanzania (map)
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Sustainability Skills, Service Learning & Safari Adventures With the Maasai

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Sustainability skills and climate change: On this trip, students will see firsthand how the Maasai are adapting to climate change and diversifying their livelihoods. We will learn about the water issues in this area and how the Maasai manage their resources during a drought. While living in the village, we will become aware of the challenges facing many Maasai as they attempt to continue a pastoral way of life in an increasingly harsh and dry environment.

Service Learning: By working with others and fully engaging in a service learning project, students gain an understanding of the Maasai culture and language. And hearing the sounds of an unfamiliar language exposes us to another way of expression, opening up a new world. Cultural immersion is always a part of Gogi Abroad programs! We have found that this is the best way to feel fully connected to a place.  

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 Safari Adventures: Tanzania welcomes Gogi Abroad students with safaris featuring beautiful zebras, giraffes, and lions! During a weekend excursion, students will experience the raw beauty of Tanzania as we embark on a safari adventure to the Ngorongoro Crater and live with a tribe at their boma. By continuing to go outward, we will then discover the waterfalls near Mount Kilimanjaro and observe practices of sustainable farming in the area.

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What is included in the cost of the program?

Tuition for this program is $3,100. This includes all in-country travel, accommodations, and a variety of activities. As a group we will be staying together in the town of Longido at a homestay. Students will be sharing a room and bathroom. Three meals each day are provided by Nancy Francis, the owner of La-Mamaa Cafe. Her food is safe and delicious. A weekend of living at a boma (village) near the famous Ngorongoro Crater plus a weekend safari of exploring the 10-mile-wide Ngorongoro Crater.  

In-country travel: All group transportation expenses upon arriving in Tanzania are included in the cost of this program.  

Food: While in Tanzania, students will be provided three square meals that consist of traditional Tanzanian fare including rice and beans, goat, chicken, tortillas, and fresh fruits and vegetables, whenever available.  

Lodging: We will stay at a homestay as a group. Francis and his wife Glory own a restaurant in the village of Longido and a homestay that is attached to their home.

Tuition does not include:

  • Airfare (approx. $1,600 - $1,900)

  • Visa ($100)

  • Mandatory international travel insurance ($75 - $150)

  • Personal expenses and souvenirs (each student $300)

  • Entrance Tickets to the Crater ($100)

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SERVICE LEARNING AND ACTIVITIES IN TANZANIA INCLUDE:

Language lessons:  Language is the bridge for connecting to a culture, so each day Gogi Abroad students will have mini language lessons to learn how to communicate with our new friends from the village. The oral history of a tribe is handed down through generations, but just like the Maasai on the Tanzanian plains, oral tradition is becoming endangered. It is said that when a tribal leader dies so does a volume of history, so tribe members must pass down this knowledge to preserve it. With this in mind, our language study does not focus on academic language but rather on the spoken language. The daily classes learning Kimaasai and Kiswahili will provide a unique connection and help students engage more thoroughly with the people of Tanzania.

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Beading at the women's cooperative: Gogi Abroad students will observe the ways different cultures create art that as a means of self-expression. As we work alongside Maasai women at a beading cooperative, students will soon realize that the experience reaches beyond the basic beading of an ankle bracelet. There is a sense of sisterhood, cooperation, and meditation that weaves into the experience as well as the art forms.

I never expected to gain so much from an afternoon as we worked together. There was intention in each bead, as if each bead had its own consciousness, and I was swept away into their sincerity, their world of scent, energy and call and response. This art form is deeply representative of their culture, and beading with the women brought up a lot of questions about the world we live in and how one discovers a sense of place and identity in tribe.” -Student

 

Learning sustainability skills: We will have the opportunity to observe sustainable models of managing essential resources such as water, food, and animals among tribes in Tanzania. Students learn firsthand about how the Maasai adapt to the climate change and how they are diversifying their livelihoods. During our stay with a Maasai tribe in Longido, we will have the option to eat roasted goat in a tent at their weekly cattle market – a culinary experience that will take many of us far out of our comfort zones.

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Hand dyeing with Mama Ola: Clothing and adornment represent a sense of pride in tradition and cultural heritage. Despite growing Western influence, many people in Tanzania continue to dress in traditional styles of clothing. The cloth is often made of hand-dyed materials. Gogi Abroad students will learn how to tie-dye cloth with famous Mama Ola of Longido.

Traditional cooking: Culinary arts are an enriching part of the Gogi Abroad adventure. Students will get to know a lot about the local diet and learn to cook with a wide variety of ingredients. Meal preparation is a time for joyous connection with our new Tanzanian friends. We will learn to prepare all sorts of wonderful dishes and local specialties. Our time spent on the local culinary arts also provides an enriching opportunity to connect with people using our new language skills! Students will cook with Leyeyo’s foster grandmother and share their food with the children at school. Students will also learn basic cooking and tribal cooking techniques unique to this area of Tanzania. Through hands-on learning, students will explore the cultural uniqueness of food and learn about sustainability.

The Maasai are a shepherding people, and their animals are an incredibly rich part of their heritage as well as the cuisine. As such we will spend time learning about the goats, including how to prepare one for a meal. Most people never have the opportunity to get this close to their food or understand the sacred relationships that can exist between a tribe and its food.

Hiking to see waterfalls and visit sustainable coffee plantations: The Moshi area is full of coffee plantations, and when Gogi students go outward to hike the paths to the waterfalls, they will walk through both banana and coffee farms. Visiting a private coffee plantation is truly a coffee lover's dream because students get to experience the way Tanzanians roast and brew coffee from scratch over an open fire! It may just be the freshest cup of organic coffee you ever have!

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Service learning at the MELOC School in Longido: Gogi students will work on a variety of initiatives at the MELOC school in Longido. Projects include helping to build the school and working with the children directly on variety of different subjects. The MELOC Academy is still in the building phase, but when complete will be an Integrated Special Education School with three tracks supporting mainstream students as well as those who are deaf, mentally impaired, and visually impaired. The main building of the school will be partitioned into five rooms large enough to accommodate 15-20 students per class. One classroom will be for deaf students, and the second classroom for those who are mentally impaired. The third classroom is intended for mainstream students and those who are blind. The fourth room initially will be used as a bookstore, and the fifth room will be a temporary administration office.

 

 

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